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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
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...
Patricia_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
E_and_family_from_FL, 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
Great Grand Canyon Hiking and Explorer Tour
MElizabeth_B, May 2021
Grand Canyon Hike from Sedona or Flagstaff with 7 Guest Limit
Well worth the price of this tour- it was my first time hiking in the Grand Canyon. Our guide, Dom, was very conscientious and knowledgeable. I never felt unsafe, and after this experience, I would feel very comfortable returning without a guide. The van transportation was modern, clean, and comfortable. Dom stopped at various points of interest to / from the Grand Canyon from Sedona. This is a great tour company and we had an excellent guide.
star-5
Fantastic trip to Canyon from Sedona
Robert_E, May 2021
Grand Canyon Deluxe Day Trip from Sedona
Fantastic day trip to Grand Canyon. The trip was superb but it was enhanced by our guide Burton Stone. His narratives stories knowledge and super friendly demeanor made sure it was a trip to remember. Smooth booking and operation flawless by Arizona Tour Travel. Covid safe and really memorable! Thanks Burt!
star-5
Great day tiur
Herman_J, Oct 2021
Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion from Sedona
Matt was a great guide and made the day extra easy He herded the bus load of us cars like the pro he is
star-5
Amazing Trip to the Grand Canyon
Binh_N, Oct 2021
Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix
I took my family to see the Grand Canyon for the first time. The trip and experience was priceless. One of the best trips and tours I’ve ever been on. Sam, our guide was amazing. He knew so much about the Canyon and took us to places that I wouldn’t have gone on our own. @Sam- thanks for the awesome experience to see Mother Nature at her finest. I will never forget this trip!!

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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