The South Rim is the largest out of all the sections of the Grand Canyon and is home to the National Park. It is considered the
jewel of the American Southwest and is often referred to as the "True Grand Canyon" due to its iconic views.
What to do at the Grand Canyon South Rim
As the most highly developed Grand Canyon destination, the South Rim is also the most popular. Tourist friendly with every modern
convenience, the South Rim provides a diverse array of experiences. Attractions at the South Rim include Mather Point, Grand
Canyon Village, and of course Grand Canyon National Park. The park is home to historic
buildings, museums, gift shops and more. The South Rim also has plenty of accommodations such as the El Tovar Hotel, Yavapai Lodge,
Thunderbird Lodge, Maswik Lodge, and Kachina Lodge.
Millions of visitors come to the South Rim each year to enjoy the magnificent views, camping, rafting the Colorado River, and the
many hiking trails including Bright Angel, South Kaibab, and Grandview.
Visitors can experience the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon's South Rim by taking one of Maverick Helicopters' most immersive
helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon.
A few tour options of the south rim are:
Departing from Phoenix and Scottsdale - The multiperspective adventure Colors & Canyons begins with a comfortable journey aboard a
Detours executive-style van through the Sonoran Desert filled with native saguaro cactus. Your journey includes a breathtaking
helicopter flight for a 45-minute aerial tour over the Grand Canyon. Your flight will include views of the Kaibab National Forest,
the North Rim, and eastern end of the canyon.
Departing from South Rim – The Canyon Spirit is an ultimate aerial excursion over the
Grand Canyon with unparalleled views of Kaibab Forest and the Colorado River offering bird’s-eye views of the national park.