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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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  • Lots of easy access walking trails along the rim. Best to get away from the main car parking areas to avoid the crowds. 
  • I visited the Grand Canyon South Rim in mid November 2016. I was staying in Las Vegas and after reading a few reviews and talking with friends about their experiences, I decided the South Rim was the ...  more »
  • On a 5 week trip to USA from New York to Los Angeles this National Park was a "must visit" for us. I made the mistake of booking an RV site outside the Park so had to travel into the Park each day we ...  more »