Number of recreational visitors to the Grand Canyon National Park in the United States from 2008 to 2018
(in millions)
Number of visitors to the Grand Canyon National Park in the U.S. 2008-2018
The number of recreational visitors to the Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) in the U.S. reached a total of 6.38 million in 2018. The number of visitors has increased by about 2 million people per year in the last seven years. Discussions and plans within the park and surrounding cities have begun to implement better infrastructure for the increase in tourism with conservation and climate change action plans in mind.

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park boasts access to an impressive river canyon that totals 277 miles in length with widths of up to 18 miles. GCNP is among the most visited parks in the United States as of 2017. The park has regions that are open year-round and others that are only accessible in the summer. Most visits to U.S. national parks occur during the summer months with significant declines in the winter months.

National Park visitors in the U.S.

National parks are a tremendously popular vacation and adventure destination within the U.S. and since the early 2000’s the number of national park visitors in the U.S. has increased significantly. As of 2017, out of all national parks and sites, those with the designation of national park accounted for the largest proportion of all park-related recreational visits in the United States. Despite being wildly popular, most of the visitor spending on national park visits is attributable to hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts, with admission fees being a significantly smaller proportion of the overall spending.
Number of recreational visitors to the Grand Canyon National Park in the United States from 2008 to 2018
(in millions)
Number of visitors in millions
20186.38
20176.25
20165.97
20155.52
20144.76
20134.56
20124.42
20114.3
20104.39
20094.35
20084.43
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

Number of visitors to the Grand Canyon National Park in the U.S. 2008-2018
The number of recreational visitors to the Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) in the U.S. reached a total of 6.38 million in 2018. The number of visitors has increased by about 2 million people per year in the last seven years. Discussions and plans within the park and surrounding cities have begun to implement better infrastructure for the increase in tourism with conservation and climate change action plans in mind.

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park boasts access to an impressive river canyon that totals 277 miles in length with widths of up to 18 miles. GCNP is among the most visited parks in the United States as of 2017. The park has regions that are open year-round and others that are only accessible in the summer. Most visits to U.S. national parks occur during the summer months with significant declines in the winter months.

National Park visitors in the U.S.

National parks are a tremendously popular vacation and adventure destination within the U.S. and since the early 2000’s the number of national park visitors in the U.S. has increased significantly. As of 2017, out of all national parks and sites, those with the designation of national park accounted for the largest proportion of all park-related recreational visits in the United States. Despite being wildly popular, most of the visitor spending on national park visits is attributable to hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts, with admission fees being a significantly smaller proportion of the overall spending.
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