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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.
We had 2 days in the canyon.
We spent the first day driving (no shuttles here) the Desert View Road. This road is less crowded and easy to navigate. The sites along the road were beautiful and a good introduction to the canyon. The watch...More
Went to the South rim by car from Vegas, 41/2 hrs travel time but well worth it. The vies are tremendous you just can't fathom the sheer scale of the canyon and photographs don't do it justice, a must see for everyone at least once...More
We visited the south rim of the canyon in the afternoon on a Sunday. It was $35 for the car to get in regardless of people in the car. We did not pay extra for guides but do not feel it was needed. We drove...More
I mean, it’s the Grand Canyon. See it before you die. Despite what some people say, it is still amazing after the first 10 minutes. Will say, it was more crowded than expected. We went after everyone went back to school, but that seems to...More
One of the most breathtaking, beautiful trips I have taken. Hiked inside the inner canyon a little, saw the sun set. There is water on the top of the Grand Canyon just bring a refill, cover your mouth and nose. Gust winds with sand are...More
Views are so breath-taking that they are indescribably majestic. We used the shuttle system to go to Hermit's Point in the West and on our way out stopped at other points, including Desert View to the East. It is hard to comprehend the depth and...More
Response from elaineh00per | Reviewed this property |
The train ride would be great for your whole family. You will need to stay in Williams the night before. There’s a beautiful hotel at the train station. After the train ride you can get a professional bus tour of the South... More
The train ride would be great for your whole family. You will need to stay in Williams the night before. There’s a beautiful hotel at the train station. After the train ride you can get a professional bus tour of the South Rim. There are stops on the tour. Have your entire family wear the same color shirts and keep a good eye on your family. Kid leashes are okay for very adventurous tots.
Response from KaimukiGirl24 | Reviewed this property |
I believe if the shuttles are not in service this allows you to use your own personal vehicle. Unless they are doing road work or something. Major road repairs were being done when we were there earlier this year but should... More
I believe if the shuttles are not in service this allows you to use your own personal vehicle. Unless they are doing road work or something. Major road repairs were being done when we were there earlier this year but should be completed by now. It would be a considerable hike from the main village center to go all the way to Hermits Rest which is at the end of Hermit's road. We travelled in February and drove right up Hermits road no problem, our only disappointment was the weather. Snow was predicted and then low lying cloud cover made viewing the canyon spotty at best. So see what the weather is predicted for the time you plan to be there. There were brief moments the sun peaked out and we were able to get a small glimpse of the beautiful views.