Grand Canyon National Park - South Rim (PDF Chapter)

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This is the South Rim chapter from Lonely Planet’s Grand Canyon National Park guidebook.

It’s not just the grandeur of Grand Canyon that draws visitors. The South Rim’s museums are the best places to explore the area’s human and geologic history, and Mary Colter–designed buildings are perhaps the country’s most iconic national park architecture.

  • watch a sunrise or sunset at an overlook along Desert View Dr
  • maps
  • descend into the depths of the South Kaibab
  • transport
  • climb the winding staircase of the Desert View Watchtower
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Rim Trail, Shoshone Point, Bright Angel Trail, South Kaibab Trail, Hermit Trail, Dripping Springs Trail, Grandview Trail, Tonto Trail, Grand Canyon Village and Desert View.

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