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. To visit Grand Canyon South Rim and get the most from your holiday in Grand Canyon National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning tool.
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Great time here at the Grand Canyon National Park. Thanks for being open for the family to enjoy along our expedition out west . ☺️ more »
The Grand Canyon is big, you can tell by the size. What a fantastic National Park. We spent two glorious days at overlooks and hiking. We loved the Hermet Road bus. We caught a fantastic sunset. more »
Breathtaking beauty! So incredible! Hot. Crowded in some places. Thankful for the free shuttles. Drink lots of water. We are in our 60s. Some trouble breathing due to altitude and heat. Take a slow... more »
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