Guide for travelers driving or by bus from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon by is very limited parking at the viewpoints so it becomes difficult to even see the outlooks and parking along the roadside is not permitted or heavily restricted.If you park at the official lots and take the shuttles,you spend most of the time sightseeing and a lot less time trying to find parking at each overlook.

The National Park Service offers the following Entrance Fee Free Days in 2018:

Monday,January 15:Martin Luther King,Jr.Day

Saturday,April 21:First Day of National Park Week

Saturday,September 22:National Public Lands Day

Sunday,November 11:Veterans Day

Driving or by bus from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon,tips about Grand Canyon National Park Service

Official Pre-Pay Stations:

Park passes can be purchased prior to arrival at the South Rim and it is a great way to bypass the long lines at the Entrance Gate.There is fast track entry lane that allows vehicles with pre-paid passes to jump the line and avoid the traffic at the gate.The following stations offer the vehicle($30.00)and individual permits($15.00)but some stations sell more or all of the passes.

Flagstaff,AZ–Flagstaff Visitor Center

Williams,AZ–Williams Visitor Center

Valle,AZ–Chevron Travel Stop


Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn

Grand Canyon Trading Post

R.P.’s Stage Stop

Red Feather Lodge

Canyon Plaza Resort

National Geographic Visitor Center(IMAX)