Grand Canyon South Rim

The South Rim is the most visited rim at the Grand Canyon. It's open year round and has hotel and lodging options both inside the Canyon as well as around in nearby towns. When looking for a place to stay at the Grand Canyon, first determine how many days you plan on being there and what kind of tours you would like to take.

For most South Rim visitors, one day is enough to take pictures, walk around the rim and even take a helicopter tour or bus tour. If this sounds like your plan, consider staying in a nearby town like Williams, Flagstaff or even Sedona. These places offer more hotel, dining and entertainment options than in or near the Grand Canyon, and will enhance you experience of the Great Southwest.

If you're planning on exploring the the Grand Canyon more in depth, staying in or near the park is a great idea. This will allow you to take longer hikes, experience the sunrises and sunsets at the Canyon and learn more about what makes the Grand Canyon a Natural Wonder of the World. Hotels in the South Rim of the Grand Canyon include El Tovar Hotel, Bright Angel Lodge, Maswik Lodge, Kachina Lodge, Thunderbird Lodge, Yavapai Lodge and Phantom Ranch. Just outside of the park is the town of Tusayan, which completely revolves around Grand Canyon South Rim visitors. You'll be able to find budget friendly motels and comfortable family hotels just 6 miles from the South Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon.

Williams is about 60 miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and is a charming town located on the Historic Route 66. Williams is where the Grand Canyon Railway departs from and is only 35 miles from Flagstaff. Williams hotels are the closest to the Grand Canyon without actually staying at the Grand Canyon.

Flagstaff is about 79 miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and is a great place find a hotel you're looking to explore more of the Southwest. Flagstaff is a vibrant town chalk full of outdoor enthusiasts and local breweries. Depending on the time of year, visitors can go skiing and sledding in Flagstaff, go for scenic hike up Mt. Humphreys or any one of the innumerable hikes in this part of Arizona. Flagstaff hotels make a great basecamp for anyone wanting to spend a few days exploring.

Sedona is known for its beautiful red rocks and rare energy. Located about 110 miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, visitors will encounter nothing short of a stunningly experience. Sedona offers luxury resort spas, cozy bed and breakfasts and cabins along the creek. If you're more of a luxury traveler, a Sedona hotel might be the way to go when visiting the Grand Canyon.

The South Rim is most accessible and therefore the most popular destination at Grand Canyon, attracting 5 million visitors each year. The South Rim is where you'll find visitor's centers, historical buildings, and over two dozen viewpoints and trailheads. Because of its popularity, visitors should expect crowds particularly in the busiest seasons - spring, summer and fall.

A guided tour of some sort is an excellent way to experience the Grand Canyon and is highly recommended. Helicopter tours and air tours on a plane over the Grand Canyon is both a great way to see the Grand Canyon as well as get away from the crowds. Other ways of seeing the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is is to book a van, Jeep, bus or Railway tour to ride up to Grand Canyon Village and have several hours to do the aforementioned activities at the rim, then take a ride back to the tour's origin in the late afternoon.

Many of the South Rim visitors get to the park, look over the edge of the Grand Canyon, take a few pictures and call it a day. It's quite the trek to make just to look at a big hole in the ground! But that's just it! The Grand Canyon is a Natural Wonder of the World for so many reasons. Experience and learn more about the Grand Canyon from a tour that fits your travel and learning style. From self-guided audio walking tours in multiple languages to air, auto and rail tours, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon offers visitors the opportunity to engage with something truly majestic and unique.

How do I get to the Grand Canyon South Rim...from Sedona? From Las Vegas? From Phoenix? If you've been scouring multiple resources for the trifecta of driving distances, drive times AND directions to the Grand Canyon South Rim from any one of several gateway cities throughout the Southwest, look no further. We've organized all the pertinent information into a handy table, and included simple driving directions you can print and take with you on your Grand Canyon vacation.

 

1. Pink Jeep Tours A Guided Full Rim Experience

The most far-reaching tour of the Grand Canyon, upgrade and explore the entire South Rim in an open-
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450 AZ-64
Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
(800) 999-2137
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2. Bus, Coach & Ground Tours Of The Grand Canyon

Viator is your one-stop-shop for researching, planning, and booking Grand Canyon activities. Take a
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8525 Edna Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89117
8886519785
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3. Great West Adventure Tours

The Sedona and Grand Canyon Specialists! Enjoy the scenic views of Sedona on our Sedona tours and le
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Sedona
AZ
8773672383
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4. Papillon Helicopters

Tour Grand Canyon with the "World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company!" On
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1265 Airport Road
Boulder City, NV 89005
8005282418
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5. Red Feather Lodge

Ideally situated in the center of Tusayan, a small town one mile from the south entrance to the Gran
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Route 64
Tusayan, AZ 86023
9286382414
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6. Wildland Trekking

Join The Wildland Trekking Co. on an epic journey to the Grand Canyon! Services include 1 to 8 day
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4025 East Huntington Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
8007154453
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7. Helicopter & Airplane Tours Of Grand Canyon National Park

Viator offers air, helicopter & land tours to the Grand Canyon. Book a Grand Canyon helicopter tour
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2730 Airport Drive
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
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8. Briar Patch Inn

The Briar Patch Inn features 19 cabins situated on 9 lush acres in Oak Creek Canyon, just 3 miles no
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3190 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282822342
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9. South Rim Tours From Las Vegas

Every sightseeing and adventure tour of the Grand Canyon imaginable - from Las Vegas hotels to the S
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8525 Edna Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89117
8668687786
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10. Grand Canyon Inn

Open year-round the Grand Canyon Inn is a family-owned, independently operated Grand Canyon South Ri
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317 Highway 64
Grand Canyon Valle Airport 40G, Williams, AZ 86046
9286359203
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11. Advantage Grand Canyon

As a central reservation service for all 16 Grand Canyon Rafting Outfitters, we can help you find yo
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7707 East Acoma Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(888) 244-2224
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12. Helicopter Tours Of The Grand Canyon – Low Price Guarantee

A helicopter tour is the express way to see the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. Picnic inside the Grand
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North Las Vegas
2730 Airport Drive, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
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13. Grand Canyon Railway

Visit the official website for Grand Canyon Railway. Book your reservation online for a train tour o
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233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard
Kaibab National Forest, Williams, AZ 86046
3038438724
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14. The Grand Hotel

The newest Grand Canyon South Rim hotel! Step into our parlor and enter an era of Old West travel. R
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149 Highway 64
Kaibab National Forest, Tusayan, AZ 86023
9286383333
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15. Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend

Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest- Antelope Canyon

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1515 North Main Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(800) 514-0884
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16. Maverick Airlines Fly To The Grand Canyon

Fly to the Grand Canyon and enjoy our air or land tours through one of the Seven Wonders of the Worl
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1620 Jet Stream Drive
Henderson, NV 89052
800-208-4811
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17. Orchards Inn Of Sedona

In the heart of uptown Sedona, unsurpassed red rock views and modern comfort await at the Orchards I
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254 North State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282822405
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18. Grand Canyon By One Day Tours

At One Day Tours, you will enjoy a luxurious riding experience. Our state of the art Mercedes Sp

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4262 Blue Diamond Rd #102
Las Vegas, NV 89139
702-703-4426
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19. Sedona Real Inn & Suites

Our family-owned and operated inn feels different from other Sedona hotels because it is. When you
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95 Arroyo Pinon Dr
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282821414
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20. Maverick Helicopter Tours

Maverick Helicopters provides helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon. Maverick brings VIP and first-
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6075 South Las Vegas Boulevard
McCarran International Airport (LAS), Las Vegas, NV 89119
888-261-4414
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21. Grand Canyon Day Tour

Voted on Trip Advisor as the most popular Grand Canyon day tour. This is the best way to enjoy th

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1515 North Main Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(800) 514-0884
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22. Best Western PREMIER Grand Canyon Squire Inn

As the Grand Canyon South Rim's only resort hotel, it is hard to pass up the luxuries you will find
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Highway 64
Tusayan, AZ 86023
9286382681
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23. Compare South Rim Tours Side By Side

Choose from 46 different activities in the Grand Canyon, from helicopter and air tours, to day trips
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8525 Edna Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(888) 651-9785
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24. Sedona Super 8

In between the red rocks of Sedona, the Super 8 offers clean, comfortable rooms at a very affordable
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2545 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282821533
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25. Junipine Resort

Junipine Resort is the perfect location for small business meetings or a family vacation. Our seclud
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8352 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282823375
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26. Adobe Grand Villas

Luxurious AAA 4 Diamond Sedona, Arizona bed and breakfast with 850 + sq ft villas, red rock views, t
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35 Hozoni Dr
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282037616
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27. El Portal Sedona

El Portal Sedona Hotel is dedicated to providing an extraordinary lodging experience for guests a

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95 Portal Ln
Sedona, AZ 86336
(800) 313-0017
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28. Best Western PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas

The Best Western PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel and Creekside Villas is located in Uptown Sedona, providing
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400 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ
9282824001
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29. Red Rock Treks Sedona Hiking & Tours

Journey with us to the most unforgettably beautiful landscapes in all of Arizona. Red Rock Treks

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Sedona
AZ 86336
(928) 707-9477
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30. Best Western PLUS Inn Of Sedona

Save on your accommodations by booking the one of our money-saving vacation packages. Packages inclu
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1200 W Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282823072
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31. Ramada Limited West Grand Canyon Area

A warm greeting awaits guests to this Flagstaff - Grand Canyon area hotel. Our all-non-smoking and n
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2755 South Woodlands Village Boulevard
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287731111
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32. Little America Hotel Flagstaff

Little America is truly one of the best Flagstaff hotels. From our 500-acre private forest to our f
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2515 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(800) 352-4386
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33. Hull Cabin

The Hull Cabin is the most historic cabin located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National F

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Grand Canyon Village
AZ 86023
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34. Grand Canyon Airlines

Don't just view the Canyon from the rim when you can fly the Grand Canyon with a legend! Since 1927,
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Fire Road 771
Kaibab National Forest, Tusayan, AZ 86023
9286382463
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