The Canyon is one of the world's most famous natural wonders, and for good reason. Its vast expanse of colorful rock formations, carved by the mighty Colorado River over millions of years, is truly breathtaking. And there's no better way to encounter it than touring the South Rim with Arizona Shuttle. Here's our guide to the ultimate Grand Canyon experience.
Getting There with Arizona Shuttle
The Grand Canyon is about 230 miles north of Phoenix and 80 miles northwest of Flagstaff. While you could drive yourself, the scenic beauty of the journey can be enjoyed more fully by letting Arizona Shuttle do the driving for you. We offer daily shuttle service from Phoenix and Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon, with convenient pick-up and drop-off locations.
Exploring the South Rim
Once you arrive at the Grand Canyon, it's time to start exploring. Here are some top attractions along the South Rim that you will want to take advantage of.
Mather Point: This is one of the most famous viewpoints along the South Rim, and for good reason. From here, you can see the vast expanse of the Grand Canyon spread out before you, with layers of colorful rock formations stretching as far as the eye can see.
Yavapai Point: This viewpoint offers a different perspective of the Canyon, with views of the Colorado River and the Bright Angel Trail.
Hermit Road: This scenic drive along the South Rim offers some of the best views of the Grand Canyon, with numerous viewpoints. Take advantage of Hopi Point, where you can watch the sunset over the Canyon.
Bright Angel Trail: If you're up for a hike, the Bright Angel Trail offers some of the best views of the Grand Canyon. Just be sure to carry plenty of water and wear comfortable hiking shoes.
Visitor Centers: The Grand Canyon has several visitor centers along the South Rim, where you can learn about the nature center and geology of the Canyon and the plants and animals that call it home.
If you want to make the best of your Grand Canyon experience, consider staying overnight at one of the lodges inside the national park. El Tovar is the most famous and historic of the lodges, with a prime location on the South Rim. Bright Angel Lodge is another popular option located near the Bright Angel Trailhead.
Tips for a Great Visit
Here are some tips to get the best out of your Grand Canyon experience:
Dress in layers, as the temperature can vary significantly throughout the day.
Wear comfortable walking shoes, especially if you plan to do any hiking.
Bring plenty of water, as the air is dry, and you can quickly dehydrate.
Be prepared for crowds, especially during peak season (summer months).
Remember your camera!
Touring the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with Arizona Shuttle is the ultimate way to experience this natural wonder. With our convenient shuttle service, you can sit back and enjoy the scenic beauty of the journey, then explore the top attractions along the South Rim. Whether planning a day trip or an overnight stay, the Grand Canyon is a must-see destination you will remember.