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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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Bucket list ticked! We hired a car and drove from Vegas, great day's adventure. You can drive to certain parts yourself or get the shuttle buses. There ya are sitting on the bus and then all of a sudden there it is! It's massive! Breathtaking....More
We went to the bottom of the canyon. We stayed at Bright Angel and Indian Garden. The trails all the way down and up were well groomed and manageable for almost anyone. My friends and I were really impressed with how well groomed it was....More
A very worthwhile trip. We stayed in-park long enough to drive to both ends and take a guided hike down one of the trails. Personally, I strongly recommend hiring a guide if you’re unfamiliar with the terrain or hiking in the conditions.
One of the most spectacular sights I've ever seen. The weather was beautiful and there weren't a ton of people. Keep in mind I went on a Tuesday at the end of November! If you're going to make the trip I suggest doing in in...More
Grand canyon is awesome!..I took the bus shuttle to tour the canyon. I will not particularly recommend the bus shuttle because the seats in the bus are quite low and you will have a hard time seeing through the windows as you will have to...More
We made the choice to drive from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon. It is a long drive we left at 10:00am with a few stops got there at 4:30pm so be prepared for that.
But it is a beautiful drive and we had a...More
"It's just a hole in the ground" they all said.....and boy were they WRONG! I am so glad that we got to take our son to the Grand Canyon this year. What a gorgeous site. What an amazing story. My regret? The temperature and the...More
Came into the Canyon via train, so we had no car. Was that an issue? Not at all. The shuttle service within the canyon is really outstanding. There are various lines you can take to see what you need to see. 1st thing we did...More
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
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 connect the two and take you through the village, including your hotel.
If you have a car, you can use that to see all the overlooks outside the village that are to the east.
We were there for 3 days, more than enough time to see everything, and we had time to hike the Bright Angel and Ooh Ahh Point Trail (Definitely recommend the Ooh Ahh Point hike if you can)
I know I didn’t answer your question, but with all the info in the park, I don’t know how much more the tours give you over just seeing and experiencing
Also, it will be cold; so dress warmly. Staying at Maswick Lodge puts you near the center of everything, but a short walk west on Hermit road to get away from everything should give you great viewing advantages. Or, take a... More
Also, it will be cold; so dress warmly. Staying at Maswick Lodge puts you near the center of everything, but a short walk west on Hermit road to get away from everything should give you great viewing advantages. Or, take a short drive east toward Mather Point.