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Visiting Grand Canyon's South Rim

  1. By Kevin
  2. On Mar 22, 2017
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips

The Grand Canyon is a geologic wonder in the world that truly must be seen to be appreciated. And it's at its best when visitors take time to walk its trails, ride a mule and understand its native peoples. When planning a visit that Grand Canyon is heavily visited for most of the year (averaging more than four million visitors each year) and it is imperative to plan ahead for lodging, camping, back-country permits or mule trips.

Suggested Travel Itineraries to Grand Canyon National Park

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Not sure how to get the most from your trip to Grand Canyon? We suggest the following driving tips here about it.

Phoenix, AZ - 231 miles / 372 kilometers

Take I-17 north to Flagstaff, AZ.

From Flagstaff, take I-40 west to Williams, AZ.

From Williams, AZ, take Highway 64 north to the South Rim.

Sedona, AZ - 119 miles / 192 kilometers

Take Highway 89Alt to Flagstaff, AZ.

From Flagstaff, take I-40 west to Williams, AZ.

From Williams, take Highway 64 north to the South Rim.

Williams, AZ - 63 miles / 101 kilometers

Take Highway 64 north directly to the South Rim.

Las Vegas, NV - 278 miles / 447 kilometers

Take Highway 93 south to Kingman, AZ.

From Kingman, take I-40 east to Williams, AZ.

From Williams, take Highway 64 north to the South Rim.

Los Angeles, CA - 494 miles / 795 kilometers

Take I-15 east to Barstow, CA.

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From Barstow, take I-40 east to Williams, AZ.

From Williams, take Highway 64 north to the South Rim.

Salt Lake City, UT - 510 miles / 821 kilometers

Take I-15 south to Cedar City, UT

From Cedar City, take Highway 14 east to Highway 89.

Take Highway 89 south to Kanab, UT.

Continue on Highway 89 to Page, AZ.

From Page, AZ, take Highway 89 South to Cameron, AZ

From Cameron, take Highway 64 west to the East Entrance of Grand Canyon National Park (on the South Rim) known as Desert View.

Denver, CO - 859 miles / 1382 kilometers

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Take I-25 south to Albuquerque, NM.

From Albuquerque, take I-40 west to Williams, AZ.

From Williams, take Highway 64 north to the South Rim.

Albuquerque, NM - 412 miles / 663 kilometers

Take I-40 west to Williams, AZ.

From Williams, take Highway 64 north to the South Rim.

(Note: The directions on this page do not represent the only route you can use to get to Grand Canyon National Park. Depending on where you start and the route you wish to take, you may find that using other roads will suit your travel plans better.)