“The Grand Canyon is more than a great chasm carved over millennia through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau. It is more than an awe-inspiring view. It is more than a pleasuring ground for those who explore the roads, hike the trails, or float the currents of the turbulent Colorado River. This canyon is a gift that transcends what we experience. Its beauty and size humble us. Its timelessness provokes a comparison to our short existence. In its vast spaces we may find solace from our hectic lives.” --Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park is a beloved national treasure in the United States. Also known as the South Rim, it is the most famous and recognizable section of the canyon. Hiking and sightseeing is available along the rim, but you may also view the canyon by mule or aboard an air tour. The South Rim is the most active and developed area of the park, and is open year-round. Along the rim of the Grand Canyon and through the forest surrounding it, you will find restaurants, visitor information centers, gift shops, and six hotels. While these lodgings are quite popular, there are also five additional hotels and dining nearby in the small town of Tusayan, Arizona. No matter what adventure you seek at the Grand Canyon, you are sure to find it at the South Rim.