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Here are Tips when Visiting the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

We have compiled a few tips that will make your South Rim Grand Canyon trip fun and worthwhile:

  • When is the best time to visit the South Rim?

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is open all year round. Unlike the North Rim that closes between the months of November to February, the South Rim is open even during winter as temperatures do not fall dangerously low. Make sure not to visit between the months of May to August. During summertime, the temperature during daytime can get extremely hot. Monsoon season starts July and ends first week of September. To avoid heat stroke or flash floods, you need to book your trip to the Grand Canyon during the months of March to May and September to October.

  • Is it recommended to take my car during my trip?

You may bring a private vehicle going to the Grand Canyon. However it may be best to take shuttle bus to the Grand Canyon and in between points within the national park. If you’re coming from the South Rim, but would like to visit the North and West rim, waiting for shuttle buses at certain bus stops is more beneficial. This is due to the fact that shuttle buses also have their respective tour guides that will share interesting information throughout your trip from point A to point B.

  • Is Havasu Falls worth visiting?

If you want to optimize your time in the South Rim, do not forget to check out Havasu Falls (Havasupai Falls). This attraction is located in a remote region of the South Rim. It’s just one of the 5 falls located in the Havasupai Indian Reservation. Its magnificent, unspoiled beauty will certainly take your breath away and inspire you to explore the other four falls located within this community.