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Grand Canyon National Park Airport (GCN)

Grand Canyon National Park Airport (GCN) is a small single runway airport located near the southeast rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The airspace north of the airport's Class Delta airspace is highly regulated and restricted. Flying to GCN requires detailed pre-flight planning to become familiar with the rules and requirements to operate in and around the surrounding areas. View a printable Pilot Handbook of the GCN information found on this Web page.


Know Before You Go

Image shows GCN is a small single runway airport.

The RWY configuration consists of single RWY 3/21. 

A full-length parallel TWY is south of the RWY.
Remember: Surface Markings used for Takeoff/Landing are painted White

The GCN RWY configuration consists of single RWY 3/21.

Tour companies that provide aerial views of the Grand Canyon operate most of the traffic at the airport. The fleet mix is mostly helicopters but does include large single and turboprop twin- engine aircraft.

Traffic volume is seasonal, with heavy traffic periods primarily occurring during the summer months.
The airspace at GCN is Class D. (Refer to Sectional Chart.)


GCN Tower Hours of Operation: Jun 1-Sep 30 0600L-2000L/ Oct 1-May 31
0700L-1900L.
Administrative Office Open 0630L to 1430L–M through F. Business Phone 928-638-2850

Below find various GCN-specific information and things to be aware of, as well as general information to inform your preflight planning. This will be reviewed quarterly and updated as needed. This information is to supplement the From the Flight Deck Videos that are produced by the FAA Runway Safety Group. Here you will also find information provided by the local air traffic controllers at the airport where you intend to fly. The information is subject to change. Not for navigation or legal* pre-flight action. Always refer to official pre-flight materials such as, but not limited to, NOTAMs, airport diagrams, VFR charts and airport construction notices for the latest airport-specific details.

Last updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2024