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Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon South Rim

Highway 64, Arizona

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.

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Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
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Grand Canyon South Rim Jeep Tour with Transport from Tusayan
star-4.5
$108.90 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great views
The tour was excellent. Our tour guide,Mike, was informative and personable. Great way to sense the grand scale of the Grand Canyon.
Garyg, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Las Vegas

star-5
Amazing
Kimberly_S, Nov 2021
Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion from Sedona
The views were awesome! Guide was accommodating, knowledgeable of area’s history and safety conscientious.
star-5
Perfect way to spend a day
Janet, Oct 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
The bus was super clean/picked up on time/ the drivers were knowledgeable and very friendly. Did several stops so the long drive didn’t feel horribly long
star-5
Experience of a lifetime!
Jeff_L, Oct 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Tour
The Grand Canyon was the highlight, so many amazing views, nothing else compares. Also, I enjoyed our tour guide and the information we received along the way. The bus was clean and comfy, overall great experience.
star-5
We had a wonderful...
Bob_S, Sep 2021
Small-Group Grand Canyon Complete Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
We had a wonderful experience and our tour guide Chip was amazing. He was very knowledgeable as having grown up and lived in the area. They were Covid conscious, wearing masks and sanitizing. We had an amazing lunch which was included. The Navajo Taco was so good! I would definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Heaven below
anthony_b, Aug 2021
Small Group Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ground Trip From Phoenix
Only one word can describe this tour. AMAZING Forest was professional and informative The Helicopter was well maintained safe and we went over safety procedures before leaving.
star-5
Excellent experience.
Robert_H, Jul 2021
Small-Group Grand Canyon Complete Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
We had a great time and it was well worth it to travel and tour on this small group. Van was clean and comfortable. Jason our guide was very knowledgable and an excellent host.
star-5
A wonderful trip
Lisa_J, Jul 2021
Custom Grand Canyon Day Trip
The guide knew the best place and many great facts. It was a very clean and comfortable ride to the park and back
star-4
Great day at the south rim
Howard_R, Jul 2021
Grand Canyon Complete Day Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
Jason was an excellent guide. He was prompt on our pickup, very knowledgeable, and helpful. The van was clean & he had plenty of water for us. The sights were beyond spectacular. We had plenty of time at each stop. Our only negative was Jason’s rush to get back at the end of the day. The roads were wet & at one point he passed 3 cars at one time.
star-5
Canyon Visit
Eric_S, May 2021
Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Route 66 Tour From Las Vegas
Our guide/driver made our trip very pleasurable! He was VERY personable, gracious, enthusiastic, energetic, informative, and accommodating! A fantastic experience for what we paid. Transportation was very clean and comfortable...so muh so, I had no problem cat-napping during the ride to and from our destinations. Would obviously recommend same service to our friends!
star-5
Amazing Grand Canyon excursion with train ride.
Jill_L, Nov 2021
Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion from Sedona
We enjoyed seeing the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River.. We appreciated having someone know the best places to view different aspects of the canyon.. Our tour guide, Sheldon, was very knowledgeable. He knew where to take us for the best views. The train ride was relaxing. We only took one way which allowed us more time to view the canyon. We enjoyed the wild west show at the Williams train station.
star-5
WOW. WOW. WOW
Nicole_S, Nov 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend Day Tour from Las Vegas
What a stunning day. We were looking to do the big three in one day and this tour was the only one that gave us that - so we booked it and my, no regrets… it was amazing. Yu and Ed were great and phenomenal at taking some pictures for you. Keep in mind, you’ll be in that car for a while and although it may be off putting - the views are well worth it. Would highly recommend
star-5
Love take the tour
Sweet_T, Nov 2021
Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with Optional Upgrades
Experiencing the grand canyon.And Arizona with my friend's. It was cold but the best trip ever and history

Things to Know Before You Go

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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