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Grand Canyon South Rim

Highway 64, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
(928) 638-7888
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Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour
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Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
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Grand Canyon South Rim from Flagstaff with Optional Helicopter Flight
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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

Full day bus trip to South Rim with Gray Line. Added a Pink Jeep Tour at canyon. Breathtaking experience once in a lifetime must do. Long day on a comfortable bus with rest room facilities and tour commentary. Pink jeep guide Jim took us on...More

Thank Keith E
Reviewed yesterday

lots of rim walks, free busses around the park to rim overlooks, great shopping and lots of information about the Canyon and how to stay safe

Thank Deborah P
Reviewed yesterday

This was our first time to the Canyon. Pictures/seeing it on T.V. does not do it justice. The first time you walk up to the edge and look over is breathtaking. The sheer size and depth is unbelievable. We started at the visitors centre, as...More

Thank Fernie3f
Reviewed yesterday

Biked the entire South Rim. The views are breathtaking. You could take the shuttle buses which would be much easier. Either way the views are the same.

Thank ajroland
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were here for two whole days and loved it! We hiked various trails and stopped at many overlooks! Pictures don't do it justice but an amazing place to see!

Thank momtotwo2000
Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the Grand Canyon South Rim. We arrived about an hour before the Visitor Center was scheduled to open and discovered we could have arrived much earlier. There are free shuttles to take you to different locations along the rim...More

Thank Jenice C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our time at the South Rim. Easily accessible trails, friendly people, and breathtaking views. Would gladly go back!

Thank moatsec1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We drove from Vegas without really knowing where we'd end up. We stopped at a rest stop and were told not to go to the West end because of the tourist trap-like nature of it. So we kept going to the South Rim and even...More

1  Thank Kelsey L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great contrast to North Rim with lots of tourist hotels did restaurants. Having just walked rim to rim it was quite strange suddenly being among people after having spent three days cut of from the hustle and bustle if life and technology. The views...More

Thank Eileen C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was everything I thought it would be and more! Staying in Sedona and driving up for the day. Totally worth it, even with a baby. Even for just a couple of hours.

Thank traveler2983
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Hello, we are going the end of October. I was hoping to #1 Get some feedback on the weather at this time of year and #2 ask if staying inside the GCNP (we're staying at Maswick) means you can ride the (free?) shuttles and if the shuttles go to all of the popular lookout points? Thank you!
24 June 2017|
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Response from DanielPofMI | Reviewed this property |
Can't tell you any first-hand experience with October weather but I believe it's relatively pleasant. And yes, you absolutely can ride the free shuttles. All visitors to the park can ride the shuttles, whether they're... More
In South Rim, if I am driving myself 1. What are the must visit view points? (like Yavapai point etc.. which ones give most bang for the buck?) 2. Are these points available on Garmin GPS?, in other words I am afraid of getting lost inside the South Rim park without GPS!!!.
19 June 2017|
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Response from Pennsynative | Reviewed this property |
I agree with those who suggest using the shuttle busses. They're free and run from early morning through the evening so you can sunrises and sunsets at different view points in the Canyon. I don't recall seeing cars... More
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What is the best way we can enjoy the night skies with 7 & 9 years old kids in the south GC? We are staying two nights(Jun 1st and 2nd) in Maswik lodge in South rim. Thank you in advance!
23 May 2017|
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Response from Felixstowe2016 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately we had overcast skies during our visit so we didn't see the stars however just step outside and turn the lights off and I'm sure you will get a good star view. best regards