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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.
I had a very sad feeling that morning. My father was very ill (and would die the next morning). Looking at the grandness of nature, the millions of years it took to craft this landscape gave lots of comfort.
South Rim is a bit manicured given you're looking at one of the seven wonders of the natural world. I gather if you go on the trails in the canyon it is more authentic but as we only had a one night visit we contented...More
We had an 8 day rafting trip in the Grand Canyon. Excellent guides that were knowledgable about the geology and history of the canyon. They cooked great meals, where professional and fun. We enjoyed rapids, side canyon hikes, and waterfalls. Be ready for heat, cold...More
We took a one day tour from LV to the South Rim, and even we left LV early in the morning we had only 3 hours time to spend there as the ride is about 4 hours one way not included several stops, but we...More
This is a must do trip for everyone. The site are surreal and unimaginable. Pictures dont do any justice. One must go and see for themselves. We got there about 9am on a Tuesday and it wasn't crowded yet. We were able to go to...More
Nothing prepares you for your first sighting of the Grand Canyon. It's sheer proportions are mind boggling. There is no better place to start than at the South Rim. Excellent views, good facilities and a good shuttle service make an enjoyable visit possible for all.
Our family and friends drove through in mini-van. It's just breathtaking, pictures don't do it justice. The park is well maintained and clean. We brought a picnic lunch and ate at one of the many picnic tables provided. Bathrooms were readily available and clean.
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With 2.5 days, you will have ample time to visit all the view points. You have Mather Point right behind the main visitor center and the Rim Trail right in the Canyon Village area. Then you have the view points to the west... More
With 2.5 days, you will have ample time to visit all the view points. You have Mather Point right behind the main visitor center and the Rim Trail right in the Canyon Village area. Then you have the view points to the west of the village leading out to Hermit's Rest. Then you have the view points to the east along Desert View Drive. Supplement that with some short hikes on the Bright Angel Trail and the South Kaibab Trail. Catch the ranger talks. Explore the historic buildings in the village. Have your 8 year old earn a Junior Ranger badge by doing the activities booklet. Reserve a dinner at the El Tovar hotel. Go into Tusayan and see the IMAX film there.