The Grand Canyon National Park is warning there may be larger than normal crowds at the Grand Canyon South Rim this year due to the fact it is the centennial of the National Park Service. Add the currently reduced gasoline prices the park is warning traffic may be more than normal.
The park has released a South Rim Survival Guide (see link) that they hope help guests make the most of their Grand Canyon Experience. Crowded conditions are expected during spring break, summer, and autumn holiday weekends. Expect long entrance station lines, long shuttle bus lines, limited parking and large crowds at popular viewpoints at the canyon.
Tips for getting the most enjoyment of a Grand Canyon visit include:
- Arriving early (8:00am)
- Park in Tusayan at the Grand Canyon National Geographic Visitor Center and take the shuttle into the park
- Sunset points with less crowds include Mohave or Pima Points.