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.
Easily accessible, well developed and open year-round, the South Rim offers iconic canyon views, almost two dozen official overlooks, historic buildings, multiple trails, museums and ranger talks. Escaping the crowds can be as easy as tramping a hundred yards from an official scenic overlook.
- hike or ride a mule to the Grand Canyon’s only interior canyon lodge, Phantom Ranch
- amble along a dirt road to Shoshone Point, the South Rim’s least crowded promontory with some of the canyon’s best views
- wind along the canyon rim past historic buildings, museums and multiple overlooks on the Rim Trail
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Day Hikes, Overnight Hikes, Bicycling, Other Activities, Tours, Sights, Overlooks, Sleeping, Eating, Drinking, Entertainment, Shopping.
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