The South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park is considered less splendid viewing than the remoter North Rim, but is more accessible to travelers by car, tour bus or Railway and certainly not deficient in spectacular views of the breathtaking cliff faces and ridges of this natural wonder, or of silvery glimpses of the winding Colorado River at the Canyon's base.
We accessed it via a Luxury Dome day roundtrip on the Grand Canyon Railway, which afforded us a relaxing, comfortably elegant journey from the historic town of Williams to the Canyon and back, with a quick lunch grabbed at the venerable El Tovar Hotel upon arrival.
Given the timing parameters of the Railway ride, we made a fast trek through the Rim's well-chosen and set-up viewing outposts, aided by the Park Service's vey good complimentary shuttle bus ferrying support. The Canyon vistas are so spectacular you will need to discipline your viewing and photo taking so as to catch your mid-afternoon train return trip on time at the Grand Canyon Depot.
Alternatively, you can minimize your viewing frenzy by lodging overnight at the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel or the venerable El Tovar Hotel.
Nature famously speaks for herself at the Grand Canyon, so no more words are required to encourage you to make this incredible visit at least once in your lifetime.
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