Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park

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One of the grandest natural wonders in the world, Grand Canyon South Rim stretches 446 km (277 mi), reaching a width of 29 km (18 mi) and a depth of nearly 2 km (1.1 mi). Nearly 2 billion years old, the canyon walls expose nearly half of earth's lifespan, with layer after layer of rock cut by the Colorado River and its tributaries. For thousands of years this area was home to Native Americans, who built their settlements inside many of the canyon's caves. Today, the views offered by these ancient rocks attract visitors from around the world, who usually explore the South Rim's lookouts and Native American ruins. Hike along the Rim Trail to enjoy spectacular views of the canyon and surrounding desert landscape. Head back towards Grand Canyon Village to visit the Desert View Watchtower or the Buckey O’Neill Cabin, the longest continually standing structure on the South Rim. Most visitors do not hike. Of the nearly 5 million people who visit the Grand Canyon each year, 90% see it from the park's free shuttle buses or from their car at overlooks along the South Rim. To visit Grand Canyon South Rim and get the most from your holiday in Grand Canyon National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning tool .
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  • A park which is on the UNESCO World Heritage, it is the best-known and the most extraordinary of the USA from free shuttles connect different points of view red shuttle: Hermits rest road blue shuttle: the infrastructure of the grand Canyon village shuttle Yellow: East of the grand Canyon village purple shuttle: grand Canyon village in Tusayan (only in summer)
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  • This winter I drove to the Grand Canyon to see the long-awaited beauty, and indeed it is not a trip! Each angle will be different from each other, but it is a pity to stay for one night, or to visit more! Then it is recommended to live in the park, so it is more convenient to see the sunrise, and the night can run out to see the stars ~
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  • The most beautiful view of what I saw in my life. You can become a watch and nothing more. Take your breath away. Amazing. I recommend!
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