Grand Canyon South Rim
Whether you are from Japan, Germany, Canada, or anyplace else in the world, the Grand Canyon is a must see on your journey through Northern Arizona.
From Williams, after a short 59-mile drive north, the Grand Canyon will lie before your eyes. Once there, you’ll grasp why this 277 river miles long, one-mile deep, and up to 18 miles wide canyon is hailed as one of the world’s seven natural wonders. Though depicted by an array of artists, its richly hued scenic splendor is best captured by the naked eye.
About 1.5 kilometers below the South Rim, you will spy the mighty Colorado River, which winds its way west through the Canyon, averaging a speed of four miles an hour, a depth of 100 feet and width of 300 feet. Also visible a mile below the rim, are the Indian Gardens and Phantom Ranch, standing out as lush green oases on the Canyon floor.
Inside the park, free shuttles provided by the National Park Service make several stops in Grand Canyon National Park Village as well as at eight breathtaking overlooks along the West Rim Drive.
Visitors can choose from a variety of park service sponsored walks and talks to enhance their experience. Commercial modes of transit include air-tours via helicopter or plane; jeep tours; coach/van tours; and mule rides into the Canyon.
For more information about the Grand Canyon, please visit the National Park Service website.