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Address: Highway 64, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: (928) 638-7888
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Description: The most developed area of Grand Canyon National Park, the South Rim...
The most developed area of Grand Canyon National Park, the South Rim offers amenities such as bus service, hotels and water stations, but is also more crowded than the North Rim. Scenic highlights include Pipe Creek Vista and Yavapai Point.
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Well worth the trip - a must see!

The South is somewhat crowded at prime times but nothing can distrct from the spectacular views - we arrived mid-afternoon one day and departed late afternoon the next - we still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The South is somewhat crowded at prime times but nothing can distrct from the spectacular views - we arrived mid-afternoon one day and departed late afternoon the next - we still completed a Rim walk, the Kaibab Trail hike ( Ooh Ahh portion), a fossil walk, and got to see the sunset. the only thing that I wish we took... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The best time to be there is on sunset or sunrise time. I personally suggest the west side of the South Rim for the sunset. You must take the shuttle to get to the view points.

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Stoughton, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I have to admit I wasn't thrilled at the idea of my brother driving us six hours from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. I figured it would just be a huge hole in the ground--big deal. Not only was it a beautiful drive (we took a side tour into Sedona along the way) but I found myself at a loss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a must must must go place if you go anywhere near it. So far this it the most breathtaking natural scenery I have seen so far in my life. Words can't express my feelings. Seriously, you need to go!!!

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Whistler, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The views are stunning and the history fascinating, however be prepared for buses, parking lots and lots of other sightseers. We visited during Spring Break and found the hikes and trails busy. Also, dress warmly. We arrived the first day at sunset and were not dressed for the cold wind. We had jackets but not pants. The kids were freezing... More 

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Denver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The location is the best. You can be right at the rim. Others have mentioned and it is true, parking is terrible. Plan to park the equivalent of many city blocks away. If you are tired from all the walking, it's a problem The TV had 3 blurry stations, maybe not much of an issue. The Wi-Fi is terrible, which... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

You must see this in person. I got the same feeling when I saw the ocean for the first time - absolutely awestruck. The trails we walked were paved and well maintained. Every stop was more beautiful than the next.

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

beautiful-Mother nature at her best. at 60 years old I am always so amazed at the beauties God has given us on this earth.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Very easy to get away from crowds, simply walk in any direction in from any parking lot for 10 mins and suddenly you will find glorious solitude - this is the wonder of the great US of A and for this I am always extremely thankful. Rob

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Everything is bigger than expected at this natural wonder of the world including food prices ($3 for a $1 cup of coffee at McDonald's and $7 for 5 pieces of wood for camp fire) but what can you expect at this popular destination? Make sure to make a reservation for camping if you plan of staying in the National Park... More 

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