Grand Canyon Village is the first place to check if you need something while visiting the National Park. Keep in mind that even the most populated areas of the Grand Canyon are remote compared to much of the United States. Therefore, it may be more time-consuming or complicated to access necessary goods and services when the need strikes.
Basic needs for clothing, food and other supplies can be met at various gift shops within Grand Canyon National Park. Medical care is available at the Grand Canyon Clinic. However, you will likely have to venture beyond the park’s borders to obtain other goods and services, including vehicle repair. Keep reading to learn more about where to find the things you need during your Grand Canyon vacation.
Currently, the only Grand Canyon gas station within the park at the South Rim is located at Desert View. The Desert View Chevron Station is located 26 miles east of Grand Canyon Village. You may purchase gasoline or diesel fuel 24 hours a day with a credit card. If you need to get fuel closer to Grand Canyon Village, you must exit the park and drive approximately seven miles to the gateway community of Tusayan.
The North Rim Service Station is inside the park on the entrance road to the campground. Although the North Rim Grand Canyon gas station is only open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., gas is available for pay-at-the-pump 24 hours a day. The North Rim Country Store by Kaibab Lodge also has gasoline and diesel fuel available.
Garage Services & Vehicle Repair
Simple auto repairs are available at the Chevron Service Station inside of the park. The Public Garage within Grand Canyon Village provides emergency car repairs on belts, tires, hoses and more. If more complicated repairs are required, you must use towing services to transport your vehicle to Williams or Flagstaff. For emergency auto services during after hours, call (928) 638-2631.
Auto supplies are available at the North Rim Country Store. A larger selection of auto supplies and emergency repair services are available at the service station at Jacob Lake. Although 45 miles away, they can do repairs on tires, belts, fuses, hoses, batteries and more.
Grand Canyon visitor centers, lodges, restaurants and shops have public bathrooms. Some overlooks have restroom facilities as well, while others only have porta-potties. In more remote areas of the park, you may have to use an old-fashioned, but still functional, outhouse or pit latrine. When backcountry camping or rafting, you may not have access to any bathroom facilities.
Groceries and General Store
Grand Canyon Village Market Plaza has nearly everything you might need to purchase during your vacation. The Canyon Village Market and Deli offers a large selection of groceries, including fresh produce, fresh cut meats, dairy products and staple foods. The shop also sells an extensive selection of beer and wine.
Camping and hiking gear is available at the Canyon Village Market located in Grand Canyon Village. In addition to basic camping and hiking equipment, the shop sells outdoor apparel and sun protection. The shop also rents tents, sleeping bags, hiking boots, trekking poles and more.
Also located in Grand Canyon Village, Bright Angel Bicycles and Café carries limited hiking supplies suitable for day hiking, such as backpacks, hiking poles, energy bars, hats and more. The shop also specializes in bike, tricycle and trailer rentals for riders of all ages.
Wi-Fi and Computer Access
If you have trouble connecting to the internet in Grand Canyon National Park, try visiting one of these locations for free WiFi:
- Park Headquarters, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Computers are also available.
- Community Library, between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Computers are available.
- Canyon Village Market Deli, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Grand Canyon hotel lobbies usually have WiFi available 24 hours a day, but may charge an access fee.
Banking, ATM and Post Office
At Market Plaza, you may visit the Chase bank branch office Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. A 24-hour walk-up ATM is also available. Market Plaza also has a U.S. Post Office that is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Both the bank and the post office are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays. You can find the Market Plaza located in Grand Canyon Village.
Wheelchair and Stroller Rental
Bright Angel Bicycles is the main provider of wheelchair and stroller rentals within the park. Rentals are provided on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved in advance. Wheelchairs have a 300-pound weight limit. Strollers are available in single and double designs.
Always call 911 in an emergency medical situation. The Grand Canyon clinic, North Country Healthcare, provides urgent care and other medical services in Grand Canyon National Park. Preventive care, illness treatment, chronic disease management, blood testing and immunizations are some of the services offered.
The Canyon medical clinic is open year-round, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the summertime and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the rest of the year. Most insurance plans are accepted. Make an appointment online or call (928) 638-2551.
On the North Rim, dial 911 for medical emergencies. Care will be provided by park rangers on duty. If more complex medical treatment is necessary, rangers can arrange for patient transport to Flagstaff Medical Center or another medical facility.
Kennel and Veterinary Care
Most lodges in Grand Canyon Village prohibit pets. Dogs and cats must be boarded at the South Rim Kennel. It is open every day of the year from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and reservations are recommended. All animals must provide proof of current vaccinations before entering the kennel. Overnight and day boarding options are available.
If your pet requires medical care on vacation, Canyon Pet Hospital in Flagstaff can assist you. Call (928) 774-5197 for an appointment, urgent care or emergency services. Additional veterinary care options are available in Flagstaff.
Other Grand Canyon Shops
Grand Canyon National Park has dozens of gift shops and bookstores. These are great places to purchase souvenirs, snacks, bottled water, clothing and other comfort items. Look for shops at visitor centers, museums and lodges.