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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took this tour with Grayline to visit the south rim of the canyon and do the skywalk. Once we finally got there the views were spectacular and over took the shambolic organisation and lack of information provided by Grayline. We got picked up from...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Come for sunrise and sunset for sure. Come during the day and walk the rim trail about 2 miles. Every time you look something changes. Wild elk on the loose was something extra!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

NO photo will ever do it justice, put it on your bucket list & just go! Its AWESOME. We travelled early April family of 4, teenagers included, they loved it! You park at the visitor centre & then use shuttle buses provided by the park...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived on April 17th. We stayed at Desert View Campground. We went to the Desert View Watchtower, stopped by the Visitor Center and Market Plaza. There are signs everywhere to help navigate through the South Rim. Stop at all the sites and overlooks for...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The Canyon totally lives up to expectations, it is an amazing experience. It is worth going into the Canyon itself to really experience it and there are some easier hikes that can be done such as to Ooh Ah Point. We walked along the rim...More

Thank Sue W
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived at the South rim via de desert view route. The lookout point at the watchtower was amazing. It's breathtaking and specacular. We stopped at most viewpoints, what's definitely not necessary, because after a while it all starts to look the same for me....More

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Reviewed yesterday

Words cannot describe the size, depth, and beauty of the canyon. Photos never capture it either. Nice exhibits explain the geology. The rock layers, colors, and ages are incredible. We watched the visitor center film, hiked the rim trail between Visitor Center and Bright Angel...More

Thank loonwatchers1993
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Plan on spending all day here, don't need to get off at every stop on red bus line. I personally had my fill after an hour, it all starts to look the same. But definitely something everyone should see

Thank 899ME2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

would have preferred more information in the visitor centre and the car parks are busy but the view from the south rim is worth it.

Thank terryhey
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was simply breathtaking. Pictures and conversation do not do it justice until you see it for yourself. I got to experience the beauty of this canyon with my family for my dad's 60th birthday. I plan on taking my children to go see it....More

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Monica F
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Response from 2walkonh2o | Reviewed this property |
We also drove past and missed it on our way in. We caught it on our way out. There's a small parking lot by the sign so that you can safely park your car while you take pictures. If you collect National Park stamps in your... More
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Kirsty O
15 April 2018|
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Response from gfstark | Reviewed this property |
Be sure to bring some weatherproof clothes. The days at that elevation are still cool and stormy - even a pair of gloves may be helpful. We had ice on the windshield when I went out to the car last year in May. The... More
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