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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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Great to see the Canyon in person. Such grandeur! worth the visit. Elk and mule deer are about. Buses that take you to all parts of the South rim , great visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just amazing. Walking up to the canyon for the first time is just an amazing experience. The sheer size is like nothing else. We were lucky to have a clear day and recommend being there for sunset. Stayed in Tusayan which worked out fine. Shuttles...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jets3tt3r11
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went on a 15 hour group trip from Vegas. The South Rim was everything I could have hoped! So worth the long day. Dont miss the water fountain where you can fill your water bottle with fresh spring water before heading out. The rim...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Satanyah
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

drive about 3 long boring hours to get there look at a big hole underneath take a couple photos then watch the red indians dance for a minute eat some rank food get on the bus and back to realty

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SusanP639
Reviewed yesterday

Buy your park pass online and use the outside lanes (1, 4 or 5) when driving in. Parking is a bit of a pain, but manageable in March at least. It's fun to just walk on the rim trail and visit the various shops and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FoodLovrr
Reviewed yesterday

The word "awesome" was invented for the Grand Canyon our first view was at Martha's Point and it made me quite emotional.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ShellRich4
Reviewed 2 days ago

We drove up from Goodyear (about 4 hours each way), so we didn't get to stay long (about 4 hours), but...WOW! We felt like being four hours away, we had a choice between Hoover Dam (and Vegas) or the Grand Canyon. Great views on the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gregh25917
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the Red Route and visited 7 of the 9 stops. We were there on a foggy/rainy day so a couple of the stops were fogged in. There were moments of absolute beauty when the fog lifted at several different viewpoints. Our favorite stop...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank susanbJ291OY
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have a little time, try to go down on one of the trails. My wife and I decided to start a trail, and ended up going 3 miles down on Bright Angel Trail. It took us 6 hours to go the 6 mile...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Scott M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was a great visit with the family. Lots of great trails to hike. Not a bad view in site. We stayed at Yavapai Lodge so we could experience all the Grand Canyon has to offer.

Date of experience: March 2019
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March 4, 2019|
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Response from Sousabby |
Thank you! How were the roads ? I'm from south and dread driving in snow and ice. Is it icy Do we need special tires? I have a very tight schedule and can't afford to lose a day if there are road closures. What is... More
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March 3, 2019|
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Response from LauraAgardy | Reviewed this property |
If there is a new moon or a small cresent moon, It will be dark. VERY dark. Just drive carefully and cautiously, and have a well planned route that you have familiarized yourself with. The desert is a bizarre place at night... More
February 22, 2019|
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Response from DanielPofMI | Reviewed this property |
It's certainly do-able, if not the ideal visit, but you still can get a pretty fair sense of the place. Your limiting factor is daylight as it's not advisable to be driving in the dark. Sunrise is around 7am, so get up... More