Grand Canyon National Park South Rim

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is the most visited location at Grand Canyon National Park. The Scenic views and vistas are stunning. Photographers line up along the rim at sunset for the perfect shot. The ultimate experience is hiking rim to rim or riding a mule to Phantom Ranch on Bright Angel Trail, considered one of the top ten scenic hikes in the world. The canyon is roughly a mile deep, 277 river miles long, and up to 18 miles wide.

Grand Canyon National Park website

  • Mather Campground (South Rim) Address: 1 Village Loop Road, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023 Phone:(928) 638-7851 Mather Campground reservations can be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service. Call 1-877-444-6777 Online:  (Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance)
  • South Rim Maps
  • Phantom Ranch reservations: Xanterra South Rim, L.L.C. 1-888-29-PARKS (888-297-2757)
  • Phantom Ranch Dormitory Reservation Request
Grand Canyon Activities

Box lunch and other supplies for hiking (similar to what is provided at Phantom Ranch): Food: bagel and cream cheese, oreos, gatorade packet, salami or beef sticks, granola bars, apples, dried fruit, nuts, beef jerkey

Other hiking items: Headlamp for night hiking, moleskin and bandaids, duct tape, WATER in hydration pack or 2 liter bottles, Antacid tablets, Ibuprophen, Acid Reducer, Camera with short range, GoPro, hat, sunscreen, bug repellent wipes, bandana, hiking pole(s)