Visitors at Grand Canyon National Park will soon be able to take a shuttle between the park and the nearby community of Tusayan. The National Park Service says the shuttle bus service will start runs on the route on March 1.
According to a news release from the National Park Service, the shuttles will run daily at 20-minute intervals between 8 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. between Tusayan and Grand Canyon National Park.
Visitors must have a valid park pass, including lifetime or annual passes, to board the shuttle in Tusayan. People can purchase standard entrance passes for vehicles, individuals and motorcycles at the IMAX, Canyon Plaza Resort, Red Feather Lodge, Grand Canyon Chamber and Visitor's Bureau, and Westwind Air Service at the Grand Canyon Airport.
The first bus into the park departs Tusayan at 8 a.m. from the IMAX Theater. The first bus from the park to Tusayan departs the Grand Canyon Visitor Center at 8:25 a.m. The last buses depart IMAX at 9:45 p.m. and Grand Canyon Visitor Center at 9:30 p.m. each night.
The National Park Service says riding the shuttle from Tusayan can help visitors avoid entrance station lines and reduce vehicular congestion in the park.