The south Rim at the

Grand Canyon


Gateway to the south rim
Tusayan is your welcoming community nestled in the Kaibab Forest just a mile from the main entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park. Comfortable motels, a campground, restaurants, the world famous IMAX Theater, and the official Arizona State Visitor Information Center make Tusayan a perfect home base for enjoying the South Rim.
Tusayan Aerial

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Experience The Majesty

Seeing the sunrise or viewing the enormous expanse of the Grand Canyon at sunset are Bucket List experiences and there is no better place than the South Rim to experience this majesty. The Grand Canyon is over 200 miles long and it is 11 miles wide at the South Rim.

The mighty Colorado River flows through the Inner Gorge over a mile below the South Rim viewpoints…no other place on earth rivals these views.

There are so many things you can do at the South Rim. From camping to beautiful hotels the South Rim has it all. Take an airtour, bike, hike, walk the rim on the Greenway Trail, hike below the rim, take in a Park Service Ranger Program, take a jeep tour, bus tour or take a mule or horseback ride. You can even skydive with a view of the canyon…only at the South Rim!

Grand Canyon South Rim Maps

Grand Canyon SOUTH RIM – Area Maps

The Most Visited Attraction In Arizona.
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon attracts over 5 million visitors each year and by far is the most visited side of the Canyon. That’s because it is the most accessible and provides the most amenities. As with all sides of the Canyon, the South Rim features astounding views of what took Mother Nature millions and millions of years to create. That why it has earned the distinction as one of the world’s Seven Wonders.

Site Pass

Entering the South Rim is easier than ever before. You can purchase a 7-day entry passes on-line or at the Park Entrance station.  Additionally, passes can be purchased in Tusayan at Westwind Airlines, Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel, Grand Canyon Visitor Center/IMAX or at our office the Grand Canyon Chamber and Visitor’s Center.  We also sell the Annual Park passes at the Chamber office.  Currently due to COVID-19 the Shuttle busses are not running.
Entrance Station

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Grand Canyon SOUTH RIM – Open

Masks are required at the Grand Canyon and in Tusayan.

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon has re-opened 7 days per week. Fees are required and can be purchased on-line prior to arrival or at Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitor Center (we also sell Annual Passes), Westwind Air Service or Grand Canyon Visitor Center IMAX or at the entrance station. Click here to see NPS operational changes.

All of our businesses are making re-opening safe for everyone and we look forward to hosting you.

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is also now open but note campground remains closed due to a water project. Projected opening date for the North Rim Campground is now October 1st.