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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass
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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass
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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.
Highway 64, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
(928) 638-7888
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is a nice wide paved 12 trail on the South Rim. There are many spots for wonderful pictures! We walked all the way from the visitor center to El Tovar and ate our lunch in their dining hall.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rx1987
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an amazing natural wonder of the world! Family trip to the Grand Canyon, no shortage of things to do and see. Did some hiking. Great presentation by the Park Ranger. So much history to learn about. But it was so crazy hot in June,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BlueDawn77
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Truly one of the greatest landscapes I’ve ever beheld. Having driven 4.5 hours to escape LV, we bypassed the “West GC” and carried on for another 3 hours. This really is worth every second more of driving through the desert (we did hire a 5.0L...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank iainbeanie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Their really is only one word to describe this experience- awesome. My wife and I were on our way to the Spring Mountain Motor Resort and decided to take a little detour and see the south rim - glad we did. I wish we had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dfwjnn
Reviewed 2 days ago

So beautiful it is surreal! We were appreciative of the free shuttle buses; really helps to get around the canyon and get to see everything.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jeannies506
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Las Vegas and my wife has never seen the Grand Canyon. We took a nice bus ride from Las Vegas that picks you up at your hotel. It is nice because it is a great day trip. The Canyon...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bowsie65
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The views were spectacular!! It was extremely scary though because 90% of the paths are right next to the ledge of the canyon without rails...(understandably because the canyon is huge!) Having the kids walk so close to the edge was frightening..Watch your kids close! (some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lovemyskyy
Reviewed 3 days ago

PACKPACKED again in February. Incredible views. Wild protected deer. Colorado River. Just gorgeous. Hiked to Indian Gardens first day. Hiked to Phantom Ranch the next day, and back up. The third day hiked along the Tonto and out Plateau Point. Last day hiked out in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank guydavid
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Grand Canyon is a national treasure. The landscape is just incredible; it leaves you speechless. The rim trail has amazing views! I also enjoyed the film in the visitors center that gave more history on the canyon. I'd recommend trying to visit during the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mirandatravels55
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great to see the Canyon in person. Such grandeur! worth the visit. Elk and mule deer are about. Buses that take you to all parts of the South rim , great visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
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5 March 2019|
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Response from Sousabby |
Thank you! How were the roads ? I'm from south and dread driving in snow and ice. Is it icy Do we need special tires? I have a very tight schedule and can't afford to lose a day if there are road closures. What is... More
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Response from LauraAgardy | Reviewed this property |
If there is a new moon or a small cresent moon, It will be dark. VERY dark. Just drive carefully and cautiously, and have a well planned route that you have familiarized yourself with. The desert is a bizarre place at night... More