Grand Canyon South Rim
Grand Canyon South Rim
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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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lljjbb
Worcester, MA414 contributions
Oct 2022
Where to begin... WOW!! Of course, pictures never do justice, and this was absolutely the case. The South Rim was the perfect destination for what we were looking for. Fantastic paved paths and look-out points. Miles! Plenty of spots to hike down into the canyon. Of course, there are guided tours and horse, etc. The South Rim has a bus system that picks up and drops off at many varying areas, including shopping and some hotels. It is free and runs often. Know where you want to go and what you want to see. The other rims are hours away and people were asking about it? There is a trail to take with the rock history and that was also great. An art museum along the way on one of the paths. See the canyon at all times of day. The colors and shading shift as the sun moves. Sunset is a must! Spend time exploring and take it all in. Hotels within the state park and right outside. Again, do your research. Weather and crowds would be key for what you are interested in. We purposely didn't want to go in summer months due to heat and crowds when school is out. This time was perfect for everything. The pass is $35 for 7 days. Absolutely spend a few days there to really enjoy and experience all of wonders the canyon has to offer.
Written 14 January 2023
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SteveK28762
Worcestershire, UK67 contributions
Sep 2022
The Grand Canyon is probably on most people's bucket list, so take the time to really appreciate it. Seeing this vast landscape in reality can be a challenge to get the perspective - it really just looks like a picture. Then, after a few minutes you appreciate just how huge it is, and what you're experiencing... it's beautiful, awesome and something never to forget.
Go, enjoy, marvel.
Written 10 January 2023
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John C
Loxahatchee, FL176 contributions
Feb 2022
i actually flew through the garnd canyon in a very small plane it was noisy and hot .....but it was truly truly amzing .....and i felt so insignificant COMPOARED TO SUCH GREAT NESS ,.........IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE IF YOU EVER GET THE MONEY .....to do this ....do it i was just very blessed and luck to have done this once in a life time experience
Written 9 January 2023
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Racingfiend
Ocala, FL2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Despite winter weather conditions (snow, freezing rain, wind) the Canyon is always beautiful. Visibility wasn't great, but what one could see was truly spectacular. The downside to the visit were the absolutely filthy restrooms - beyond the pale disgusting. (I've been in cleaner port-a-johns at horse shows.)
Unfortunately that is the last thing I expected at one of the US most treasured landmarks, and will end up being the most vivid memory of the visit - not the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, but the squalor condition of the public restrooms.
Written 5 January 2023
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GabSettle
Palestine, TX153 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
We took the train tour to the Grand Canyon and went to the south rim. It was truly amazing. Would definitely go again. It was freezing cold there during the Christmas holiday. I might go in September or October or maybe March or April. We were there mid day. I would highly recommend either sunrise or sunset. The lights would bring amazing photos.
Written 2 January 2023
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Sumsul
Dhaka Division, Bangladesh181 contributions
Dec 2022
Always wanted to visit Grand Canyon since my childhood... Finally i was there in the late afternoon. It was so amazing view... Sharp edge of the Million Years old mlountains with Colorado river flowing far far away. Sun was setting some where distant but the ray of light was giving a different beauty look. The breeze was very cold and it was cooler than other place.

Never never feed to any animals like squirrel etc in the park. They can become a dengarous problem for you !!
Written 22 December 2022
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Walter O
Severn, NC325 contributions
Oct 2022
Great time at the Grand Canyon. Views are amazing. Not too crowded in late October. We had a great time.
Written 22 December 2022
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Bríd
London, UK11 contributions
Nov 2022
My daughter and I did a three-day trek from the South Rim with Josh of Pygmy Guides. It was absolutely fantastic. We hiked down South Kaibab, camped for two nights and hiked back up Bright Angel. Josh was friendly, knowledgeable and so patient and encouraging. It was hard work but one of the best things I have ever done. Cannot recommend this company highly enough.
Written 21 December 2022
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Karl B
Temecula, CA329 contributions
Dec 2022
What an experience! Much more than I expected. I thought that I would be like Chevy Chase in Vacation, but the vistas are so beautiful and intriguing. We were there when it had snowed a couple of days earlier. The roads were clear, but there were patches of snow everywhere we looked. It was also quite cold. We walked on the trails near the Mather Lookout Point and got some fantastic views.
Written 20 December 2022
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R Brewer
18 contributions
Nov 2022
The Grand Canyon is a place that photos do no justice to. Incredible views. A few things to watch for while visiting:
1. You will encounter wildlife when visiting. The deer/elk are very accustomed to people and freely walk among their human partners.
2. You are 7000 feet above sea level. You may have breathing difficulty while there, especially if you walk the trails down into the canyon.
3. The weather changes very quickly there.
4. Go to different view points while there. Don't just stay near the village. You can look for hours into the canyon and not be bored.
5. Make reservations early if you wish to eat at any of the restaurants.
6. The National Park personnel are very knowledgeable and helpful and a great resource for any questions you have.
A very enjoyable trip that was on my bucket list. Worth the trip to see in person.
Written 15 December 2022
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