Grand Canyon National Park Announces Spring 2021 Shuttle Bus Schedule

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People stand in line ready for the shuttle bus at the Grand Canyon Visitor Middle

NPS Photograph/M. Quinn

News Release Day: February 16, 2021

Speak to: Pamela Edwards, 928-638-7713

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – Commencing March 1, 2021, readers traveling to Grand Canyon National Park must be ready for modified changes in shuttle bus functions in comparison to former several years. The spring schedule will be in location from March 1 by means of May possibly 28, 2021.

To guard public well being, all buses and shuttle operations are nevertheless modified to satisfy COVID-19 recommendations. The modified buses will carry a smaller sized range of travellers for each excursion with extra security actions in put, such as:

  • Shuttle potential is confined to 15 passengers
  • Encounter masks/coverings are expected in line and on the bus passengers have to have their individual experience masks/coverings
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for use
  • Passengers will have to abide by all CDC and general public health physical distancing guidelines whilst in line and on the bus sidewalk decals, tape, and signage have been set up at bus stops to endorse bodily distancing and
  • Buses will undertake daily cleansing in accordance to CDC and general public overall health assistance.

Critical shuttle updates:The Hermits Rest Route (Purple Route) and the Kaibab Rim Route Eastbound (Orange Route) will operate with the subsequent schedules.

  • Each routes will start at 4:30 a.m. and run until eventually one particular hour soon after sunset.
  • All through peak hrs, headways on the Hermits Relaxation Route will be just about every 5-10 minutes and headways on the Kaibab Rim Route Eastbound will be every 8-10 minutes.
  • Headways will be each 30 minutes in advance of dawn and following sunset.

The Hikers’ Convey Bus will operate straight from the Backcountry Office to the South Kaibab Trailhead. No other stops will be created along the Hikers’ Convey Route. The plan for the categorical bus is as follows:

  • March and April – 6, 7 and 8 a.m.
  • May – 5, 6 and 7 a.m. 

Hikers can also park at the Grand Canyon Customer Heart and access the South Kaibab Trailhead via the Kaibab Rim Route (Orange Route), which will function from 4:30 a.m. until finally a single hour just after sunset.

The Village Route (Blue Route), the Kaibab Rim Route Westbound, and the Tusayan Route (Purple Route) will not run this spring.

Extra shuttle bus information is accessible on the net at:


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