Grand Canyon Hiker Shuttle: FAQs and Important Information
● Where is the check-in point and what time should I be there?
North To South Rim Shuttle: The check-in point for the shuttle is In front of Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge or N. Rim Campground Store. Just look for our shuttle vans. Shuttle leaves promptly at 7:00 am and 2:00 pm. Please check-in with the driver no later than 15 minutes prior departure.
South to North Rim Shuttle: The check-in point is at the Bellman Counter in the Lobby of the Bright Angel Lodge. Shuttle leaves promptly at 8:00 am (check-in at 7:30 am) or 1:30 pm (check-in at 1:00 pm).
Please check to be sure you are on the correct time zone. (Mountain Standard Time)
● Will I have to pay for 2 Entrance Fees for both the North Rim and South Rim?
No. When you enter the park initially you will pay an entrance fee of $30.00 per vehicle. It is important that you keep your receipt, as this will allow you to re-enter the Park (North and South rim) for a period of 7 days. Therefore there is no additional entrance fee required for entering the park on the rim to rim shuttle.
● What about Back Country Permits?
Backcountry permits from the National Park Service are required for camping anywhere within the Grand Canyon, including Bright Angel, Indian Garden and Cottonwood Campgrounds. Learn More
● Can I arrange a shuttle outside the regular schedule?
Off-schedule charters can be arranged for a minimum of 8 fares ($720). For information and reservations call (928) 638-2820
● Do you transport bikes?
Yes. We do transport unaccompanied and accompanied Bicycles and panniers (not trailers) rim to rim on our scheduled shuttle service by special arrangement. The fee is $100.00 one way and ADVANCED RESERVATIONS are required. Reservations must be made by calling us at 928-638-2820
● Where do I park?
Parking on the South Rim is in Parking Lot D at the Backcountry Reservation Office building just 1 1/2 blocks from Bright Angel Lodge.
DIRECTIONS TO PARKING LOT D:
From the South Park Entrance gate proceed 2.7 miles to the intersection of center road.
Turn left onto center road and proceed 1.5 miles to the intersection of Village Loop Dr (First stop sign).
Turn left and proceed 0.2 miles to next stop sign. Continue through intersection to Parking Lot D.
● Unaccompanied Baggage Delivery
● Will there be a rest stop enroute?
We make two brief stops along the way. One in Cameron and also Marble Canyon approximately 1 1/2 hours apart, both with restrooms.
● Do you book up early? Will I have trouble getting a Shuttle reservation?
No. We put on as many vehicles as needed every day based on advance reservations. As long as you book at least 48 hours in advance, we can accommodate any number, any day.
● Can I book at the last minute?
If you are making a reservation within 48 hours of travel time, please call our Reservation Center to check Availability. (928) 638-2820