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Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Canyons, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, National Parks
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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103 reviews 103 reviews
57 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have visited both the west and south rims, and they offer different things. The West rim has the glass bridge but for the best view of the Grand Canyon you can not beat the south rim. You can drive around the edge of the canyon for a number of miles and get the opportunity of a number of vantage... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We stopped in Flagstaff for two nights while driving Route 66 to enable us to spend a day at the National Park. I can honestly say this was by far the best part of our trip. The sheer scale and beauty of this place was totally breathtaking and an emotional experience. We self drove the park rather than taking a... More

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Comber, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

It was worth the 6 hour drive. The south rim was by far the most beautiful sight I had ever seen. I do recommend if you visit in February bring a coat. It was 50 degrees and windy which made it much colder. You could see snow an hundred feet down. We took a tour bus which was 6 hours... More

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Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Worth the 4 hour drive enjoyed every minute of it. Could just sit there and relax forever. Only bad thing is the ranger we spoke to was a little rude he saw we had a disabled parking permit but than because we were from canada said we don't get the rebate.

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Appleton, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The pictures don't do it justice. Like many of the movies.. how long do we look at it. It is amazing to see. We only did the south rim and Grand Canyon Village (which that is where the lodges are and the places to eat. you can also catch the Grand Canyon Railway there). We saw a bit of wildlife... More

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Diamond bar, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Grand Canyon is one of the place you got to see for yourself since pictures does not do its justice. Shuttle bus takes you around the rim. Hermit road a must see that very much have all the pretty views of Grand canyon. The long trail for people love to challenge themselves but we take the free shuttle with come... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

On our cross-country road-trip (Florida to Washington), my BF and I had to make a stop at the Grand Canyon since I'd never been. We spent the night before in Flagstaff. We only had a couple hours to spare but it was well worth it. We only stopped at a some of the viewpoints due to time constraints. Mather Point:... More

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Arizona
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40 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I enjoyed it here so much in April and November 2013 I decided to revisit this January. The first time I stayed in Tusayan, the second time on the rim at Kachina and this time I stayed at Maswik Lodge, in a lovely wooded area and about a 5-minute walk from the rim. I didn't drive or fly/rent a car... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Cool weather, but comfortable. No crowds. We drove the east route and stopped at all of the look out points. That took most of one day. Day 2 - we parked and took the shuttle all the ways to Hermit's Rest. Go early to be sure to get a parking space.

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Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were fortunate to have the opportunity to visit the Grand Canyon April 1 and 2 . It was everything and more than we had envisioned . The sheer beauty as well as the ruggedness left both myself and my wife speechless. A must do . We arrived at about 1:00 PM and the crowd was building , hike the... More

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