The Tuweep area of Grand Canyon National Park is remote and access is challenging – there are no services. This area includes all park areas within Toroweap Valley and on the Kanab Plateau. Each vehicle or motorcycle entering the park needs two items in advance for their trip: (1) a Day Use Ticket or Overnight Use Backcountry Permit and (2) valid Park Pass or Site Pass. The Day Use Ticket includes a $2 non-refundable fee. There is no water, gas, food, lodging, Wi-Fi, or cell service within the Tuweep area.
The ancestral home of the Southern Paiute people, "Tuweep" refers to Grand Canyon National Park’s broad volcanic valley and surrounding western park lands. Today, based on an extensive public process, the area is managed for an uncrowded, rustic, wilderness experience dominated by nature and solitude. In 1995, public comment led to the development of a park general management plan outlining an entry reservation system for the Tuweep area to mitigate (1) vehicle congestion diminishing access, (2) degradation of area features, and (3) impacts to safety and visitor experience. Visitation has since grown nearly 300%.
Toroweap Overlook offers a dramatic view of the Colorado River with a sheer drop of 3,000 vertical feet (915 m). Go to the edge for a breathtaking view. Explore the slickrock and admire the native plants. But watch your step – fragile biological soil crusts abound! Upon leaving, enjoy icons like the historic road grader and ponder the resourceful nature of those who lived here before.
Access to the remote and rugged Tuweep area is challenging, demanding skill at negotiating difficult, high-clearance, dirt roadways from St. George, Utah, or Fredonia, Ariz. Summer brings torrential rain and lightning. Winter includes rain, snow, and freezing temperatures. Be prepared for rapidly changing conditions!
Motor Vehicle Travel Restriction--Travel Restricted to Frozen Roads. Driving Muddy Roads Prohibited.
Roads freeze when Tuweep, AZ is forecasted for lows in the 20s F. All vehicle travel must be completed by 9:30 AM, prior to daily thaw.
Operating a motor vehicle on muddy roads, or in a manner that damages roads or park resources, is prohibited.
Vehicle or motorcycle entry requires advance: (1) Day Use Ticket or Overnight Use Backcountry Permit and (2) Park Pass or Site Pass. Must arrive between sunrise and 1 hour prior to sunset on reservation date. Valid sunrise to 30 minutes past sunset.
(1) Highway license plate and insurance required. (2) Max total length end-to-end 22 ft (6.7 m). (3) Noise limit = normal conversation; 60 dBA at 50 ft (15.2 m). (4) Travel with no more than 4 total vehicles and 11 people. (5) Driving muddy roads prohibited.
Travel under 30 mph (50 kph) and reduce tire pressure to avoid flat tires; tow service, if available, $1,000+. There is no water, gas, food, lodging, Wi-Fi, or cell service within the Tuweep Area. Ensure you have adequate fuel and self-recovery items, such as tire plugs and bike pump. Carry extra water, food, and warm clothing.
Pets (leashed), bikes, and vehicles restricted to roads. Fires and charcoal prohibited; fossil fuels allowed. No hunting or collecting. No drones, paragliders, or wingsuits. Pack out all trash.
Obtain required advance permit for most filming. Obtain required advance permit for still photography when it may interfere with public access or impact resources, uses a model or prop, or is outside day use hours.
Private Vehicle Tuweep Area Day Use Ticket
Commercial Vehicle Tuweep Area Day Use Ticket
There is a $2 reservation fee for each vehicle ticket. Modifications or cancellations are possible until midnight before the day of entry. The $2 reservation fee is non-refundable.
PO Box 129 Grand Canyon AZ 86023