Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park


DESCRIPTION

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park is the most famous and visited area of the Park. Beautiful and awe-inspiring, the South Rim is the usually the "picture on all the postcards" because it is the widest part of the Grand Canyon. For a map of area Grand Canyon maps.

There are many activities such as mule rides, hiking trails, helicopter and airplane flights available. Grand Canyon air tours at the South Rim can not take you below the Rim like Grand Canyon West Rim tours . For more detailed information on weather, geology, history and more, see our Grand Canyon National Park general information section.

Grand Canyon Tours From Las Vegas of Grand Canyon National Park - South Rim


FAST  FACTS

  

Visitation per year average

5 million people

 
 
 

Elevation

7,000 feet

2,134 meters

 

Rim to Floor depth

5,000 feet

1,524 meters

 

Distance across gorge

10-18 miles

16-29 kilometers

 
 

 

Rim Temperature average

80 F summer

20 C summer

 
 

50 F winter

10 C winter

 

Inner gorge temperature

100 F summer

38 C summer

 
 

60 F winter

15 C winter

 
 

 

Distance from Las Vegas

by car

5.5 hours

 
 

by airplane

1 hr 15 min

 
 

by helicopter

unable