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Lookout on South Rim

Lookout on South Rim

Joseph Hollick

Located entirely in northern Arizona, the park encompasses 277 miles of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. One of the most spectacular examples of erosion anywhere in the world, Grand Canyon is unmatched in the incomparable vistas it offers to visitors on the rim. Grand Canyon National Park is a World Heritage Site.

Expect crowds during the spring, summer, and fall months. During these months reservations for camping and lodging are essential.

When visiting the South Rim, be sure to go to Canyon View Information Plaza, there you will find information to help plan your Grand Canyon visit.

Consider visiting the North Rim as an alternative. The crowds are smaller and the views are just as spectacular.  You will miss the nice new Visitor Center that is on the South Rim, but the Grand Canyon Lodge is a must see. Dining in the dining room is the Lodge is also a great experience.

Motels and Hotels fill up quickly around the Grand Canyon, so if travelling by car, get a room early in the day before it is too late. Travelling along the South Rim is a great way to see the Grand Canyon as there are numerous lookouts along the highway to get spectacular views and to see the Colorado River as you drive easterly.


December 13, 2006 change by waterfalls (2 points)

August 01, 2006 change by giorgio