Located in Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park encompasses 277 miles (446 km) of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. The park is home to much of the immense Grand Canyon; a mile (1.6 km) deep, and up to 18 miles (29 km) wide. Layered bands of colorful rock reveal millions of years of geologic history. Grand Canyon is unmatched in the incomparable vistas it offers visitors from the rim.
Many of the facilities at Grand Canyon are historic and built before current accessibility standards were set. The terrain is rugged with narrow, rocky trails and steep cliffs. Visitors using wheelchairs or who have visual impairments may need assistance.
All park shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible.
- Shuttle buses are equipped with ramps and space to carry passengers in wheelchairs.
- Please note: wheelchairs larger than 30 inches wide by 48 inches long (76 by 122 cm) cannot be accommodated on shuttle buses.
- Most motorized scooters will not fit on the buses.
- A Scenic Drive Accessibility Permit allows entry for visitors with mobility issues access to some areas closed to public traffic. The permit is available at entrance gates and National Park Service visitor centers. The Accessibility Permit does not allow parking in designated handicap parking spaces; a state-issued parking pass is required.
- Many Interpretive Ranger Programs are wheelchair accessible.