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Grand Canyon Arizona South Rim View Points and Hiking Trails
South Rim View Points and Hiking Trails
Distance from hotel: 6.50 miles

South Rim View Points and Hiking Trails

Set out for sightseeing tours, star gazing, ranger guided interpretive walks, and explorations of native dancing when you stroll along the hiking trails and overlooks scattered along the canyon's South Rim. There are over 19 points at which you can stop and take in the breathtaking scenery at the South Rim just moments away from the hotel.
Among these are highlights that shouldn't be missed, including central viewpoints like Mather Point and Yaki Point, as well as western viewpoints like Pima Point and Mohave Point. For those planning on an overnight hike, you will need to contact the Back County office for a permit.


Hours -

Grand Canyon Rim, Open 24 hour daily, Visitor Center and Back County Office, 8am to 5pm Daily


  • Native Dancing
  • Star Gazing
  • Ranger Guided Walks


  • Tours
  • Photography
  • Hiking
  • Overnight Hikes
  • Sightseeing
  • Educational Walks


  • What are the famous viewpoints at the south rim?

    Some of the more famous viewpoints along the Grand Canyon's South Rim include central points like Mather Point, Yavapai Point, and Yaki Point, where you can take in the spectacular sunrise. Pima Point is the western most viewpoint on the South Rim and offers a great view of the Colorado River below. Grandview Point is one of the highest points on the rim, with gentle slopes leading down to the Grandview Trail. Desert View is where you can find the famous Desert View Watchtower.
  • Where is the best area for hiking at the south rim?

    For all ages hiking, we suggest the Bright Angel Trail. For intermediate hikers, we recommend the South Kaibab Trail. The Hermit Trail is a challenge for those who are looking for a more advanced hiking experience. Don’t forget to pack your picnic lunch and water. Staying hydrated and energized is essential when hiking through the canyon in the arid climate.

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