The Grand Canyon National Park is a bucket list for many people. It is truly an amazing sight to see, and it honestly doesn’t look real once you’re there. The Grand Canyon NP covers over 1.2 million acres in northern Arizona.
There are welcome signs at all four sections of the park (North, East, South, and West). Not all signs are behind the fee area, but if you make it this far, you had better enter the park. It’s one of the most incredible place’s I’ve ever been.
Related Reading: The Complete Guide to National Park Signs
South Rim / Mather Point Sign
Address: South Entrance Rd, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
GPS Coordinates: 36.060441, -112.108493
This sign is not stationed at an entrance point to the park like the others. It is located behind the South Rim Grand Canyon Visitors Center, walking towards The Rim Trail and Mather Point. You will need to pay the fee to get into the National Park to see this sign.
South Entrance Sign
Address: There is no physical address for this sign. However, it is located along Highway AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
GPS Coordinates: 35.997350, -112.121887
The Southern Entrance welcome sign is outside of the toll area of the park. This sign for the Grand Canyon is located:
- 54 miles north of Williams, AZ
- 24 miles north of Grand Canyon Junction, AZ
- 2 miles north of Tusayan, AZ
- 0.2 miles from the South Entrance Toll Booth
- 5 miles south from the Visitor’s Center in Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim
East Entrance Sign (Desert View)
Address: There is no physical address for this sign. However, it is located along Highway AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023 (also known as Desert View Drive)
GPS Coordinates: 36.007896, -111.804211
The Eastern Entrance welcome sign is outside the toll area of the park. This sign for the Grand Canyon is located:
- 25 miles east from the Visitor’s Center in Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim
- 3 miles east of the East Entrance Toll Booth
- 30 miles west of Cameron, AZ
- 110 miles southwest of Marble Canyon
North Entrance Sign
Address: There is no physical address for this sign. It is located along Highway AZ-67, North Rim, AZ 86052
GPS Coordinates: 36.337808, -112.116728
The Eastern Entrance welcome sign is outside the toll area of the park. The North Rim sign for the Grand Canyon is located:
- 31 miles south of the intersection of AZ-67 and US-89A (at Jacob Lake Inn).
- 0.3 miles north of the North Entrance Toll Booth
- 13 miles north of the North Rim Visitors Center
Grand Canyon West Sign
Unlike the rest of the signs on this page for the Grand Canyon, these two particular signs are not located within the boundary of the Grand Canyon National Park. Instead, these signs sit within the Hualapai Indian Reservation, about 5 hours west of the South Rim.
The Grand Canyon West, as it’s called, is wholly separate from the National Park that goes by the same name. The Hualapai people have created a tourism business in this part of the canyon, and is famous for two things: helicopter tours and the Skywalk bridge.
To get to these two signs, you’ll need to enter the Grand Canyon West area, which has a daily ticket price starting at around $65 and increasing from there if you add in Skywalk access, food and other tours. Most people visit Grand Canyon West when coming from Las Vegas for a day trip.
Old Grand Canyon Signs
Most of the Grand Canyon signs that are there today have replaced older ones that are lost to the history books. Below are some photos I found that showed how these signs used to look.