Grand Canyon South Rim
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is one of the most visited places on earth. The vast majority of people who visit Grand Canyon National Park make this their only stop, and for good reason. Most visitors will agree the Canyons South Rim has the most expansive and dramatic vistas the park has to offer, and at 7,000 feet vacationers have 4 beautiful seasons to choose from. Grand Canyon Village, which is located on the South Rim, is the hub of Grand Canyon National Park's most popular activities. Approximately 1.5 hours from Flagstaff Arizona, Grand Canyon Village contains the vast majority of hotels and activities. This part of the Park is open year-round, and is close to the major Grand Canyon Gateways of Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Williams, AZ.
The South Rim is where it all started. Miners, Conquistadors, and pioneers of all sorts have ventured here for ages. Horse Drawn Buggies, Trains, and now automobiles flock to this destination to have their Grand Canyon Experience. Activities at the South Rim range from Grand Canyon hiking to helicopter flights and hotels options range from quaint cabins to 4-star lodging. The summer season is the busiest time to visit the South Rim, but Spring and Fall have the best temperatures, and the Winter season has the most solitude. Read the guide below to learn more.