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  • Address: Arizona, USA
  • Hours: Daily
  • Admission: $25 per vehicle or $12 per adult

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Grand Canyon South Rim Tours

The South Rim is the most popular area of Grand Canyon National Park, boasting easy access to the canyon, the bulk of available amenities and services, and the panoramic vistas for which the natural wonder is famous. One of the most famous attractions in the American Southwest, the area offers breathtaking views over the Colorado River and the chance to immerse yourself in Native American culture.

The Basics
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon averages 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) above sea level, with natural wonders including Navajo Point, Hermit Road, and the Abyss. Grand Canyon Village is home to a variety of historic buildings, while other popular stops include the Grand Canyon Railway Depot, the Bright Angel Lodge, Kolb Studio, and the Desert View Watchtower, which features work by Hopi artists and incorporates Native American art and design.

Choosing a group bus tour, helicopter tour, air tour, or a self-drive tour makes the South Rim conveniently accessible from Las Vegas. Tours also leave from Sedona and Phoenix, and some combine the trip with a visit to the West Rim, the North Rim, or the Hoover Dam. A Grand Canyon helicopter tour is undoubtedly the fastest and most dramatic way to visit the canyon from Vegas.
  • The Canyon View Visitor Center, near the south entrance, stocks maps, books, and videos, while the Cameron Trading Post, outside the east entrance to the park, boasts a selection of souvenirs and supplies.
  • Stop by the Hopi House Gift Store and Art Gallery to see art and crafts from the local tribes.
  • If driving, be sure you have plenty of gas in your car before setting out for the canyon; there are few service stations in this remote part of Arizona.

How to Get There
Located in the Arizona national park, the South Rim is a three-hour drive from Las Vegas or a short plane ride via Grand Canyon Airport. Driving from Flagstaff, take US 180 directly to the South Rim or US 89 to Arizona 64 and the east entrance to the park.

When to Get There
The South Rim gets quite crowded with visitors in the summertime. Consider visiting in the shoulder season, or booking a South Rim bus or jeep tour so you don't have to struggle with traffic and parking.

Hiking the Grand Canyon South Rim
The Grand Canyon South Rim is home to the Bright Angel Trail, Rim Trail, and South Kaibab Trail—all of which offer the most dazzling views of the canyon. Keep your eyes open for the regal California condors, which have recently returned to the area.

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Ultimate Grand Canyon Day Trip from Flagstaff or Sedona, Sedona, null
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Ultimate Grand Canyon Day Trip from Flagstaff or Sedona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 265 Reviews

Our most diverse Grand Canyon tour, the Explorer, blends remarkable ruins, dramatic lava fields, majestic volcanoes and the magnificent Grand Canyon. In the ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff or Sedona, Arizona
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $164.03
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades

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Sit back and relax as your coach driver takes you on a narrated journey from Las Vegas to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. You can upgrade your tour to ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.99
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Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Sedona, Sedona, Day Trips
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Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Sedona

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You get to choose how you see the Grand Canyon South Rim on this breathtaking tour from Sedona. Perhaps you'd like to see the IMAX movie, maybe enjoy a bird's ...  Read more

Location: Sedona, Arizona
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $157.46
Grand Canyon Ultimate Tour, Flagstaff, Day Trips
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Grand Canyon Ultimate Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Embark on an 8-hour tour of the Grand Canyon's South Rim on this guided trip outside of Flagstaff. Search for mule deer and California Condor as you learn ...  Read more

Location: Williams, Arizona
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00
Grand Canyon South Rim from Flagstaff with Optional Helicopter Flight, Flagstaff, Full-day Tours
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Grand Canyon South Rim from Flagstaff with Optional Helicopter Flight

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Visit the very attraction that gives Arizona it's nickname and enjoy a breathtaking exploration of the Grand Canyon on this day trip from Flagstaff. You'll ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.79
Small-Group Grand Canyon Day Tour from Flagstaff, Flagstaff, Day Trips
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Small-Group Grand Canyon Day Tour from Flagstaff

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Explore the Grand Canyon National Park on this day tour from Flagstaff. You'll tour in comfort as your guide teaches you about the geology and history of one ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $157.99
Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Tour, Las Vegas, Full-day ... 
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Grand Canyon South Rim Day Trip from Las Vegas with Optional Helicopter Tour

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Explore the wildest and deepest part of the Grand Canyon on this day trip from Las Vegas. Travel through the Mojave Desert, across the Colorado River and along ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $236.49
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Grand Canyon National Park VIP Tour, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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Grand Canyon National Park VIP Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

The 3-hour South Rim VIP Tour takes you to the most famous areas of the Grand Canyon National Park where, from the most picturesque viewpoints you can view the ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $198.99
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Grand Canyon South Rim Deluxe Tour from Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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Grand Canyon South Rim Deluxe Tour from Las Vegas

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Sit back and relax as your driver takes you on a narrated journey from Las Vegas to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. See a number of different panoramic ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $197.99
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Grand Canyon Sunset Tour from Flagstaff, Flagstaff, Day Trips
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Grand Canyon Sunset Tour from Flagstaff

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

The Grand Canyon is the most stunning of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and to see it in the magical light of sunset is an unforgettable experience. ...  Read more

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.76

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