Grand Canyon National Park, founded in 1919, is one of the oldest national parks in the United States. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Grand Canyon is a 1-mile deep gorge carved by the Colorado River and is 270 miles long and up to 18 miles wide.
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is the most visited location at Grand Canyon National Park. The breathtaking scenic views and vistas are what bring over 6 million visitors each year to the park.
From the incredible sunsets and sunrises to the hundreds of miles of hiking trails and unmatched scenery, the Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular and iconic places on Earth. We are renowned for truly exclusive, unforgettable experiences, while focusing on a softer footprint. We take pride in combining these dramatic settings, landmark buildings, and global travel experiences with truly exceptional service.
Why Choose Grand Canyon National Park?
Here are just some of the reasons why you can choose the Grand Canyon.
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Live at Grand Canyon National Park
- Employee housing varies by position. Most employee housing is dormitory-style and is $20/week.
- Housing options include dormitory style living with up to 1 roommate, and communal bathrooms. Private units are available for Assistant Manager positions and above.
- Amenities included are beds, wardrobes/closets, dressers, and nightstands.
- Utilities and laundry facilities included.
- Must be 18 or over.
- Couple's housing may be available as well. If you are applying together, please include your spouse’s/significant other’s name on your application.
- The Employee Dining Room, Fred’s Place, serves a variety of significantly discounted meal options that include hot entrees, side dishes, beverages, and an assortment of grab and go items.
- Vegetarian options are available at each meal; however, the EDR chef and crew are not able to accommodate all dietary needs such as vegan or allergy-related restrictions.
Explore Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon South Rim has over 700 miles of hiking trails and countless miles of backroads. This allows opportunities for hiking, biking, camping, photography, and viewing wildlife. Unique experiences also include mule rides along the rim of the Phantom Ranch, rafting on the Colorado River and train tours along the Grand Canyon Railway.
Team Member Stories
Share your personal story and why you chose to work with us.
“I started working Xanterra in 1989 at The Grand Canyon in the kitchen and after many years seasonally with the company, I am currently a Retail Supervisor. I am a people person and I like to talk to guests from all over the world and help them with finding the merchandise that will give them good memories of the Grand Canyon. I grew up on the Navajo reservation in Northern Arizona in a small town called Ganado, Arizona. I was taught by my grandmother, her family, and many friends about the Navajo language, culture, food and history. This helped me out while working in my current position at the Hopi House. I am also the type of person that likes to get a smile on people's faces such as any employees I come in contact with.”
Where do you see this experience taking you?
"I’m very happy where I am in the company and having the opportunity to live and work at the Grand Canyon. I came for the canyon, and work was truly secondary, but Xanterra has been the cherry on top of it all. It comes full circle. If you love where you live and love where you work, each of those components compliment each other and life just circles around and around. For me, even a “bad” day is a great one because I have the Grand Canyon as a backyard and Xanterra as my employer."
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