What to Do at the Grand Canyon
From the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park, and from the community of Tusayan, your Grand Canyon experience can be anything you want it to be! Millions of visitors from around the world visit the Grand Canyon each year to catch a glimpse of one of the most spectacular natural formations in the world. On your visit, there are so many things to do! From Grand Canyon hiking, trail rides on horseback or mules and camping to river rafting, helicopter or ground tours by jeep, only from Grand Canyon National Park can you truly experience all the Grand Canyon has to offer. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon offers more ways to see and experience the Grand Canyon than anywhere else. That’s why we feel the South Rim is the “Real” Grand Canyon!
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The Grand Canyon is of course the main attraction. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the canyon changes by the hour and by the season, sunset and sunrise are experiences of a lifetime and the South Rim is the best place to experience the many moods of the canyon. There are over 30 miles of rim that can be accessed by hiking, driving, and the free park shuttle bus. There are also museums that feature history, heritage, and geology, the IMAX movie and the National Park Service movie in the Park Visitor Center. There is so much to do in and around the South Rim…your visit will truly be memorable.
The sights at the Grand Canyon are unlike anywhere else in the world! The awe-inspiring feeling that you get when you stand at the rim and look out across the grandest canyon in the world is unrivaled! You also have great bird watching opportunities. If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the endangered California Condor. Experience the culture and history of the Grand Canyon by visiting some of the interesting buildings in the Grand Canyon National Park. Star gazing is at a premium in the Grand Canyon. Due to little city lights, the sky remains dark making it a great place to grab the family and locate the constellations.
Camping in the Grand Canyon is a great experience for anyone, especially a family! The South Rim of the Grand Canyon offers a number of solutions for camping, including campgrounds and RV areas. Or, you can find your own private camping spot and set up camp there! Whatever you decide, one thing is for sure – you will be surrounded by some of the most splendid scenery in the world!
Hiking the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is a wonderful way to experience some of the Canyon’s rich natural beauty and immense size. Whether you want to spend the day hiking and return to your hotel that night or backpack down the Grand Canyon and spend the night camping, it is all possible here at the South Rim!
The Colorado River cuts through the Grand Canyon, providing a number of various water activities for you to enjoy! River rafting is one of the most popular ways to experience the Colorado River. Fishing and kayaking are also popular activities on the river.
Whether you choose a tour from Jeep, Air, or mule, all tours provide a distinct perspective of the Grand Canyon. Qualified guides share their knowledge about the Grand Canyon, giving visitors a better understanding of the culture, history, and geology of the canyon. Touring the Grand Canyon in one of these ways will be an experience that you will never forget!