Grand Canyon: The South Rim
By Natalie Grant, USA, December 2012
Although people tend to think of the Grand Canyon as a single location, it’s actually divided into North and South, with slightly different hikes, weather, and experiences to offer. About 20 miles (32 km) apart, the two destinations have enticing activities that attract millions of visitors each year.
The South Rim is more crowded but more developed—that is, there are restaurants, shopping opportunities, and places to stay; the weather here is a bit warmer than in its northern counterpart, and for anyone staying in or coming from Las Vegas, the South Rim is much more suitable for a day trip. Thus, almost everyone who visits the Grand Canyon comes to the South Rim.