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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 today

The trails were great, the information stands were helpful and knowledgeable along the trail as well. It was windy! Bring a warm coat! There is a free bus that stops along the way as well if the walking is too much for you! The gift...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Emily O
Reviewed yesterday

I've missed this park every time I'm in southern Utah or Arizona. Finally I planned a day here while out for a friends wedding in Las Vegas. I am so glad I drove the 4 plus hours out here! I spent a full day checking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kristie P
Reviewed yesterday

Our visit was actually last autumn, but this wonder of nature doesn't change it's serving quality! You can't leave AZ without visiting here and the best way to see it in my opinion is South Rim! Why? Because it's the cheapest and easiest way to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Miika H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Quick trip in the motorhome to the south rim. Views are amazing. Few cold weather hikes a lava cave exploring adventure some snow offroading and quality time. Stars are amazing at night but dress warm. It averaged 20 deg at night

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ericbB3128QS
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Southeast Rim and Tower were just fantastic. A snow the day before made the scenery that much more awesome. Don't miss.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Becky052
Reviewed 5 days ago

Online reviews and recommendations are always different to real life experience. The views are incredible and from different angles, it is a whole new experience. I would highly recommend the South Rim. If you have time to drive along the rim, probably some of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Este_In_My_Shoes
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wetook the long way coming from the Eastside of the South Rim. We stopped at almost every vista point and were not disappointed. It was unimaginable that this was millions of millions of years of erosion. The Colorado River looked so very small from the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Choo Y
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the highlights of our visit was watching the sun go down from the south rim. The lighting changed constantly and the colors were wonderful. The hawks soared and a light wind kept us cool as my daughter and I sat in silence, hugging...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robin M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Grand Canyon was the most awesome sight you will ever see. This something everyone should do in their lifetime. So beautiful and breathtaking.

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

What can I say - you have to see the Grand Canyon in person to really appreciate it. I would have to say that it's hard to know what to do until you actually get there. We loved just driving up and down the south...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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16 December 2018|
Response from 238deanl |
I highly recommend the Grand Canyon National Park Travel Forum here on tripadvisor. Lots of knowledgeable people and postings to help you plan your trip.
5 December 2018|
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Response from kingston1229 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, I don’t have a tour recommendation, just a tip to dress warmly and take appropriate shoes. Maybe even ice grippers for the bottom of the shoe if you have them.
5 December 2018|
Response from MrMCNY | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t take a tour. We used the shuttle buses to see all the views in the village. The Orange Bus takes you to the village overlooks to the east, the red bused take you to the village overlooks to the west. The blue buses... More