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Grand Canyon South Rim

Highway 64, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
(928) 638-7888
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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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Highway 64, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
(928) 638-7888
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fabulous views and great shuttle service. Good General Store but early start recommended to avoid parking problems

Thank Oliver W
Reviewed yesterday

We drove from out rented home just 20 miles outside Flagstaff. It took us 50 minutes to get there. The signs said that the parking lots were almost full. We paid the $30 for a 7 day pass and parked in the #2 lot. Seven...More

Thank Joyce M
Reviewed yesterday

There is so much to see at the south rim. Take the ground transportation and expect to wear yourself out. Give yourself two days minimum.

Thank happytoberetired
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Truly a natural wonder of the world. You have to get there early to park at the visitor center and take the convenient park bus (we got there at 9:30 and the lots were closed by 9:50 due to being full). Crowded, yes absolutely, but...More

Thank Maxwellpants
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our first time to visit the Grand Canyon! It is amazing! We arrived in the late afternoon and were able to enjoy the sunset at Yaki Point(on the Orange Shuttle bus line). We would HIGHLY recommend this!! The next day we arrived early...More

1  Thank R G
Reviewed 2 days ago

They say seeing is believing, but in the case of the Grand Canyon even when you see it, it barely looks real...it's just so massive. I had decided to go because I was coming to Sedona which is fairly close by. Ironically the Grand Canyon...More

1  Thank Justin T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very easy to find, and lots of parking available. The visitor centre had a good range of gifts and a small cafe selling snacks.

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spectacular views. We visited two different areas of the Canyon. The Canyon itself was amazing but the tour company was lacking. Gray line tours herded hundreds of people onto busses , but then some were doing a helicopter ride and others could do a jeep...More

Thank Enza G
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can walk the rim pretty easily as most of the main areas are paved, so even if you don't hike, you can still see a lot of great stuff and ride the free shuttles to many viewpoints.

1  Thank Samanthajoycehunter
Reviewed 3 days ago

You callus hire a bike get a bus or drive which I did. Plenty of places to stop to see the views and to take pictures

Thank meadalan
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September 23, 2017|
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Response from Susan J | Reviewed this property |
The park on the south side is for sure would be open. Rent a car and drive. Should be fine to drive...average temp is forty four. Just chilly. Make your reservations asap at one of these lodges. El tovar is the coolest... More
September 11, 2017|
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Response from DrDee2014 | Reviewed this property |
Taking I40 to AZ64 will give you a direct shot to the Canyon with no curves. Once in the park, there are curves on the roads, but the speed limit is under 30. You should not need chains.
September 10, 2017|
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Response from Zonative | Reviewed this property |
Yes the south rim will be open unless there is heavy snow, check with the park service beforehand. plenty of hotels just south of the canyon. check booking availability as soon as possible. North Rim is closed from October... More