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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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This is so hard to describe. It was so beautiful almost as if it wasn't real. There is no indication from the landscape that it is there. But you walk behind the visitor's center and there it is overwhelming.
The south rim was definitely crowded in mid October. There are lots of trails and different vista points along the rim itself. We stayed several days at El Tovar. We hiked Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point. Once you get into the canyon a bit...More
Have been few times now yet it still blows you away with the scale of it. Advice is drive and park not at the visitor centre but deeper down at El Tovar area. The main visitor area has half of China there shouting and talking...More
Try to spend time away from the main lodges and visitor center. There are some turnoffs along Highway 64 east of the main visitor area where you can get a better feel for the canyon without all the crowds. Or if you can afford the...More
It was breathtaking, overwhelming, almost hard to process all the beauty God created. It was crowded, but the trails were nice and quiet. We drove through, did not take shuttle. Lunch was reasonable. It’s definitely a family bucket list trip.
This was a part of our road trip Vegas-Page-Grand Canyon-Sedona-LA. The Grand Canyon National Park is Arizona’s most popular natural wonders with landscapes that will simply take your breath away. The Grand Canyon carved out by the Colorado river is 277 miles long, up to...More
We had a nice trip but were surprised by how crowded it was in mid-October. Some of the bus rides were insanely crowded (busiest when returning from Hermits Rest), which made parts of our time there less than pleasant. However, the views along the Rim...More
Saw the South Rim for the first time since '91. It is a great place to see and hard to take in the scale and beauty. I think a few more staff would be useful especially to curtail the stupid antics of some visitors. After...More
There are too many good things to do here than will fit in one day. Stay longer, and, if you can, attend more than one ranger walk or talk. The schedules for them--daytime and in the evening--are posted in various places. Walk a trail or...More
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Our trip was very different. We were travelling by car. You can get a train into the centre of the south rim and there are plenty of camping places you can use and then use the bus and walking to do what you want. Not... More
Our trip was very different. We were travelling by car. You can get a train into the centre of the south rim and there are plenty of camping places you can use and then use the bus and walking to do what you want. Not sure this helps too much.
Hi, The Grand Canyon Railway runs between the Canyon and Williams, Arizona - not Winslow. Williams is 160 miles from Phoenix and 220 miles from Las Vegas. So the drive from Phoenix, via Flagstaff would be shorter and I... More
Hi, The Grand Canyon Railway runs between the Canyon and Williams, Arizona - not Winslow. Williams is 160 miles from Phoenix and 220 miles from Las Vegas. So the drive from Phoenix, via Flagstaff would be shorter and I would say more scenic. The highway from either city is good. Hope this helps.