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Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park

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One of the grandest natural wonders in the world, Grand Canyon South Rim stretches 446 km (277 mi), reaching a width of 29 km (18 mi) and a depth of nearly 2 km (1.1 mi). Nearly 2 billion years old, the canyon walls expose nearly half of earth's lifespan, with layer after layer of rock cut by the Colorado River and its tributaries. For thousands of years this area was home to Native Americans, who built their settlements inside many of the canyon's caves. Today, the views offered by these ancient rocks attract visitors from around the world, who usually explore the South Rim's lookouts and Native American ruins. Hike along the Rim Trail to enjoy spectacular views of the canyon and surrounding desert landscape. Head back towards Grand Canyon Village to visit the Desert View Watchtower or the Buckey O’Neill Cabin, the longest continually standing structure on the South Rim. Most visitors do not hike. Of the nearly 5 million people who visit the Grand Canyon each year, 90% see it from the park's free shuttle buses or from their car at overlooks along the South Rim. Using our online itinerary creator, Grand Canyon National Park attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • this trip was great you cant imagine how huge and beautiful unless you see it for yourself take the time and visit you wont be disappointed plenty of lookout spots and trails to walk bikes to rent its...  more »
  • Spectacular sight. Always impressive. So glad we had the opportunity to share this experience with our grandchildren. Please watch your small children and warn the older ones not to take chances as so...  more »
  • We changed plans to come on a drier day. As we drove up it was foggy, or we were in the clouds. As we approached the visitor center, it started to clear and we got amazing views.  more »