(The NPS Shuttle service between Tusayan and GC Park ends 2017 service on 9/30. It will start up again on 3/1/18.)
The National Park Service provides a free shuttle from Tusayan to key points inside Grand Canyon National Park. Guests at Red Feather Lodge can leave cars at the lodge and make the easy walk to the shuttle stop.
The Park Service provided this information about the shuttle:
During the busy seasons, lines are long at the National Park entrance station and parking is difficult to find on the South Rim. Why wait in lines and drive in circles looking for parking when you can park in the gateway community of Tusayan and ride a shuttle bus into the park. No lines, no hassles, no fuss. Park and ride; we'll be your guide.
The Tusayan Route (Purple Route) operates every day from. Buses run every 20 minutes between Visitors can park anywhere in Tusayan to take the bus, including the Best Western, Grand Hotel, Big E Steakhouse, IMAX/R.P.’s Stage Stop, and the park and ride lot on the north end of town (by the second roundabout). The park and ride lot is especially good for RVs and vehicle with trailers, which have limited parking options in the park.
In order to board a shuttle in Tusayan, visitors must have a valid park pass - this can be a seven-day vehicle, individual, or motorcycle pass. For example, one valid seven-day vehicle pass will get a family onto the bus. Passes can be purchased at park entrance stations or various businesses in Tusayan, including RP's Stage Stop, Canyon Plaza Resort, or Red Feather Lodge. Annual and lifetime passes are also accepted.
After making four stops in Tusayan, the shuttle bus heads straight to the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, where you can begin your Grand Canyon experience. More information about the Tusayan Route and Grand Canyon’s transit system is available at www.nps.gov/grca/