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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 6 days ago

Visited Grand Canyon as part of our West Coast vacation. Visited the South Rim over two days. Great views and the pictures don't do it justice. Also was able to view several planets via telescope during an astronomy viewing held while we were there. Natural...More

Thank stay-home-mom-pa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far one of the greatest places to visit in the world. Even if you have seen much of this world, this will give you a Wow moment. Every time again. Pictures won’t tell the story. You NEED to see this with your...More

Thank Kenneth K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went early spring in March of this year 2018, it was my first time visiting and I was able to view the park from two perspective; aerial and ground and both experience was awespiring. I definitely would have loved to have experienced hiking one...More

Thank Traveler_in_a_making
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a once in a lifetime must see! The canyon is magnificent. The views are incredible from Grandview and Moran Point. The depth and colors of the Grand Canyon are beyond your imigination.

Thank hester2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I flew to California from Alabama to drive a work van back. We didn't have a lot of time, but neither us had ever seen the Grand Canyon. I wish we had a lot more time. It was one of the most...More

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have travelled a lot, seen a lot places around the world. Some are nice, some are amazing, this is way past amazing into the unbelievable. Put this on your bucket list. You HAVE to see this.

Thank Martyjustice
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's construction going on so it is difficult to get into the park, but if you're in no hurry this isn't a problem. The indoor stuff for kids wasn't open on a Saturday and the theater is run down and had to be restarted twice...More

Thank April M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such an amazing day at the Grand Canyon. The visitors centre and parking are well laid out, the viewing places are superbly located and the Grand Canyon itself is indescribably magnificent. Absolutely amazing. I must also say a big thank you to Ron...More

Thank DilbertR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drive to the canyon is something to see in itself. We seen so much wildlife. Elk, mule deer, little critters. It’s really breathtaking. We decided to go to the south rim closer to our turn to come home. Easy parking reasonable priced. $35. Just...More

Thank RebeccaBlasdel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just beautiful. We highly recommend this National Park. We drove ourselves around and used the internal bus system. We suggest you come early as it gets crowded.

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Aaron Q
9 August 2018|
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Response from Qisiang R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I'm unable to help you here as I visited South Rim on 7th and 8th of June. Perhaps you can check the National Park latest news on their website?
Hello, My wife and I are renting a car this August and travelling from Phoenix to Las Vegas in a single day but want to incorporate a visit to GCNP along the way. We plan to leave very early in the morning and arrive in Las Vegas in the evening. I have a couple of questions on which I would very much appreciate people's opinions: 1. We have been recommended Pink Jeep Tours to tour the GNCP. However, given that they do not do any off-road driving at GNCP, I don't see the point, and given the expense and based on comments in this forum, it seems like our best bet would be to enter through the east entrance at Cameron and do Desert View stopping off at the various viewing points ourselves. Is this what people would recommend? The Jeeps really only seem worth it for places like Sedona where they drive off-track? 2. Given timing, is it possible to incorporate a mini hike (no more than 1 hour approx) into our schedule? If so, can we do this on our own and do we need to pay extra in addition to the $25 park admission fee? If it is possible to do this on our own, are the relevant trails relatively self-navigable or should we join a tour so as not to get completely lost? Could we book the relevant tour when we arrive at the East Entrance? 3. Assuming that the relevant tours start at different points along the Desert View Drive, is it possible to park one's car on the shoulder of Desert View Drive at the relevant start point and leave it there for the duration of the hike (e.g. 1 hour)? Or would it be necessary to park at Grand Canyon Village and then get a bus back up to the relevant start point (which I imagine would be highly inconvenient and cut into what little time we will have)? Thank you very much for your response in advance.
1 August 2018|
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Response from DanielPofMI | Reviewed this property |
First, you are right, a Pink Jeep tour would not be worth the expense in GCNP. Now you just have to figure how much time you have available for the Grand Canyon. It's a 5 hour drive to LV from there. Hopefully, you're not... More