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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 yesterday

The south rim offers beautiful, breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon. It was the most amazing natural wonder I have ever seen! Short walking distance to viewing sites.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sandy D
Reviewed yesterday

We only had a day available and so glad we drove to the Grand Canyon South Rim! We went on a Fall weekend and we were surprised at the how many people were there. Parking lots are large and well-marked. The displays and videos are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice little 1 hr drive right past Flagstaff AZ. You go through a small town right before entering the park that has some good shopping spots and hotels if you want to stay near. We happened to go during the government shut down so there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Speedracer61
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful to see. Because of the time of year, the red bus line wasn't running, which I think actually worked to my benefit as it allowed me to move through that section of the canyon rim more quickly (I ended my visit there, and so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SnoringFrog
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing views, Definitely a Bucket List item for those who like the outdoors. Slippery due to limited plowing of snow by volunteers and not Ranger programs. We need to return again when everything is settled.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank akrondon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic bus trip and great views and scenery from the south rim at the Grand Canyon. Teenage kids loved it big day out but truly breathtaking and beautiful

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank madexradoczy
Reviewed 3 days ago

My oldest son Daniel and I visited the South Rim part of the Grand Canyon. It was raining a bit but just being there was awesome.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Virgilio V
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must see at some point in your life. I rented a convertible and drove looking at all the sites and even rode a bicycle viewing one end of the rim. Hiking down into canyon is allowed but it's very difficult. Definitely pictures...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Such a peaceful place. We didn't stay for very long but we were able to stop and get some awesome views from the stopping points along the road. I would recommend everyone to take the time to go there once in their life.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dean_Smith78223
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Accommodations were superb at the El Tovar conditions were better than expected and staff did an excellent job!

Date of experience: April 2018
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William H
January 15, 2019|
Response from george45 | Reviewed this property |
Hi William H. A bit like 'how long is a piece of string'. It varies both in width and depth depending on whereabouts on the canyon rim you are. Here is a 'grab' from the National Geographic Website. "Is a chasm 277 miles... More
January 9, 2019|
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Response from paulagZ8853HP | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the South Rim. Because of the government shut down there were no parking fees. I would like to stay at the El Tovar next time