Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park


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



Visitation per year average

5 million people



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