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Grand Canyon South Rim Travel Guide

Grand Canyon South Rim Sports & Activities

Uncover sports & activities in Grand Canyon South Rim with our insider's guide.

Air Tours

Flights by plane and helicopter over the canyon are offered by a number of companies, departing from the Grand Canyon Airport at the south end...


The South Rim's limited opportunities for off-road biking, narrow shoulders on park roads, and heavy traffic may disappoint hard-core cyclists...


Although permits are not required for day hikes, you must have a backcountry permit for longer trips. Some of the more popular trails are listed...

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...

Mule Rides

Mule rides provide an intimate glimpse into the canyon for those who have the time, but not the stamina, to see the canyon on foot. Reservations...


Tusayan Ranger District. Although you can't schuss down into the Grand Canyon, you can cross-country ski in the woods near the rim when there...



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