Grand Canyon National Park
Avoid Long Waits By Using Shuttle Service
August 1, 2015
Grand Canyon National Park has seen a 20 percent increase in visitation this year, compared to 2014. As a result, traffic regularly backs up at all entrance stations, with the longest wait time between 9 am and 4 pm. Waits during those times can last 30 minutes or more, particularly on weekends. Once in the park, visitors can also expect parking lots, especially at Grand Canyon Visitor Center, to start reaching capacity by 10 a.m.
To reduce some of the wait time at the South Rim Entrance Station, and for stress-free parking, the park encourages visitors to leave their vehicles in Tusayan and use the park and ride shuttle. The Tusayan Route provides shuttle service that leaves every 20 minutes from 8 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. between the gateway community of Tusayan and the national park.