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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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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
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
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
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
We visited Las Vegas in August and wanted to see the Grand Canyon. While it was a very long drive, it was worth every minute! You simply must take the time to get here. The experience of walking up to the ledge for the first...More
I have seen the west rim and this was much better. We rented a car in Las Vegas to drive to the Grand Canyon and spend the night outside the Canyon in Williams. Be sure to have plenty of gas for the drive because gas...More
This is too easy to do not to do, just go there. Drive to the south rim, park, get out & be amazed. This is a national park & you can drive for an hour or so, straight trough: but there are several stopping points...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