What To Do

What To Do

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!

Grand Canyon Attractions

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.

Grand Canyon Tours and Activities

Guided tours are one of the best ways to experience the grandness of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon! Whether you choose a tour from Jeep , Air, or mule, all tours provide a unique perspective of the Grand Canyon.

Highly qualified guides share their knowledge about the Grand Canyon, giving visitors a better understanding of the culture, history, and geology of the canyon. Take an air tour on a helicopter of fixed wing plane and feel the excitement as the earth drops off below your feet. Jeep tours allow you to go to some of the best view points the South Rim has to offer, while exploring the Kaibab forest and wildlife.

Hop on a mule and take a hike down the canyon on one of the most sure footed animals there is.

Sightseeing in the Grand Canyon

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.

Hiking and Backpacking in the Grand Canyon

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!

Camping and Picnicking in the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is the perfect back drop for spending the night camping and taking in the natural beauty of the south rim. The Grand Canyon National park allows you to pitch a tent or bring your RV and stay the night at one of the most wonderful natural wonders in the world. Then, explore the 300 miles of trails and the wildlife that are abundant in the Grand Canyon National Park.

Click the button below and then select Lodging Type “RV & Camping” filter for the variety of camping options specifically designed for those more inclined to ‘rough it!”

Colorado River through the Grand Canyon

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.
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