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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 National Park South Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas
Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas
$84.00 per adult
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Sharon our tour guide was...
Sharon our tour guide was amazing and very friendly. Larayna who was our bus driver was also very friendly and went above and beyond her job duties
Gary_W, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Las Vegas

Great tour! Punctual,...
Adina_G, Jan 2022
Small-Group or Private Deluxe Grand Canyon Day Trip from Phoenix
Great tour! Punctual, clean, and well organized. Mark was so nice and eager to please, as well as knowledgable about the sites.
Kimberly_S, Nov 2021
Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion from Sedona
The views were awesome! Guide was accommodating, knowledgeable of area’s history and safety conscientious.
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
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.
We had a wonderful...
Bob_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.
First time to the Canyon
Carroll_B, Aug 2021
Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas
The beauty of the canyon. And the story of Vegas. The tour guide was excellent and the bus was clean
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.
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.
Grand Canyon tour
Wendy_M, Jul 2021
Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Bus Tour from Las Vegas
My husband and I had a great time on our tour. The tour bus was clean spacious and air conditioned Our tour guide Jorge was EXCELLENT!!!!! Walking tour was EXCELLENT!!!!! Bus driver Lupe was EXCELLENT DEFINITELY WORTH THE MONEY!!!
Tomo and Yoko are the...
Verna_M, Jan 2022
Grand Canyon South Rim, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend Day Tour from Las Vegas
Tomo and Yoko are the best tour guides. They made the tour very fun and memorable. They are very safe drivers as well.
Brad was an awesome tour...
Ganna_L, Jan 2022
Grand Canyon Small Group Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
Brad was an awesome tour guide! He was funny and knowledgeable about the canyon. We had a great time. My son loved him. We would love to go on another tour with him in the future.
The Grand Canyon was...
Paul_P, Jan 2022
Grand Canyon Complete Day Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff
The Grand Canyon was indescribable. Our tour guide (Matt) was outstanding. The day was tremendous. Just great

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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Trip ideas

Choosing the Right Las Vegas Show For You

Choosing the Right Las Vegas Show For You

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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