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Grand Canyon South Rim

Jeep Tours

Jeep rides can be rough; if you have had back injuries, check with your doctor before taking a 4X4 tour. It's a good idea to book a week or two ahead, and even further if you're visiting in summer or on busy weekends.

Tours and Outfitters

Grand Canyon Jeep Tours & Safaris. If you'd like to get off the pavement and see parts of the park that are accessible only by dirt road, a jeep tour can be just the ticket. From March through November, this tour operator leads daily, 1½- to 4½-hour, off-road tours within the park, as well as in Kaibab National Forest. Combo tours adding helicopter and airplane rides are also available. Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, 86023. 928/638–5337. www.grandcanyonjeeptours.com. $50–$259.

Grand Canyon Store. This tour company offers off-road adventures year-round in comfortable cruisers (small luxury vans with heating and air-conditioning) rather than jeeps. There are two-hour off-road tours of the South Rim, as well as all-day trips to the inner canyon on the Hualapai Indian Reservation. Helicopter tours and smooth-water and whitewater raft tours through the canyon are available as an add-on to any trip. 24 W. Rte. 66, Flagstaff, AZ, 86001. 928/638–2000 or 800/716–9389. www.discovergrandcanyon.com. $39–$286.

Marvelous Marv's Grand Canyon Tours. For a personalized experience, take this private tour of the Grand Canyon and surrounding sights any time of year. Tours include round-trip transportation from your hotel or campground in Williams, Tusayan, or Grand Canyon; admission to the park; scenic viewpoint stops; a short hike; and personal narration of the geology and history of the area. Note that credit cards are not accepted. Williams, AZ, 86040. 928/707–0291. www.marvelousmarv.com. $100.

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