It’s no surprise that many people want to visit the Grand Canyon someday, but often people don’t realize just what makes up the Grand Canyon.  To get the most of a Grand Canyon visit, check out our dedicated pages on Grand Canyon South Rim Essentials.

Grand Canyon South Rim Visit 2016

The Grand Canyon National Park is warning there may be larger than normal crowds at the Grand Canyon South Rim this year due to the fact it is the centennial of the National Park Service.

Learn tips for avoiding long waits

South Rim Maps and Directions

The Grand Canyon South Rim is a popular tourist destination and it’s popular for many good reasons. Visit our dedicated maps and destination page for a downloadable map of South Rim and surrounding area.

South Rim Maps and Destinations

Grand Canyon Weather

Worried about the unpredictable Grand Canyon Weather? Need to plan for high temperatures or debating bringing a raincoat? Below is the most accurate 5-day forecast for the area, complete with high and low temperatures, chance of precipitation, and more.

South Rim Weather Forecast

Grand Canyon Webcam

What a live peek at the Grand Canyon?  A view of the canyon is sure to get your excited about your own upcoming adventure!

Grand Canyon Webcam

Grand Canyon South Rim Information and Passes

There’s an incredibly vast wealth of information, beauty, and inspiration lying hidden within the Grand Canyon National Park’s natural vistas and breathtaking depths. Over 4 million visitors a year come to truly appreciate one of the world’s most captivating wonders, and knowing where and when information is available is crucial to getting the most out of your trip. The park’s visitor amenities are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and during the off-season, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

South Rim Information and Passes

Grand Canyon South Rim Backcountry Passes

Prefer a more rugged experience? You’re probably in the market for a backcountry permit. Click the link below to learn what kinds of opportunities a backcountry permit will open up, and feel free to ask any questions you have.

South Rim Backcountry Permits

Planning a trip to the Grand Canyon? Worried or excited about anything in particular? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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