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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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  • 非常壯觀的大自然景色, 一生值得去一次, Hopi point就可以將大峽谷的景色一覽無遺, 若是沒有要走Trial到谷底, 大概待一天就已經足夠 
  • Must go and see this beautiful place. scenic views and perfect for pictures. Ok! it is so so so so HOT..so make sure that you have sunglasses, water bottle and sunblock. you can drive all the way up, ...  more »
  • Sadly when we went it was snowing so it was a complete white out but you could still see the depth and the outlines of the rocks. It was fun and I can't wait to go back when it's not snowing and see t...  more »