What is the Best Rim of the Grand Canyon?
Is this you first or fifth trip to the Grand Canyon? The Grand Canyon spans over 1, 902 square miles and it is unlikely that you will see all of it in one trip. There is so much to do and see at the Grand Canyon and if you have only seen pictures of this world wonder thus far, then you may be in for a surprise. If say you only have one or two days to truly take in the Grand Canyon then you should think about what portion of the Grand Canyon you want to invest your time in.
You want to choose from either the West or South Rim of the Grand Canyon. They fluctuate in price and certainly in attractions. Some portions are also located in Nevada while other portions are found in the state of Arizona and although they seem to be close in proximity, it can easily take hours upon hours to get from one rim to another. If you are staying in a hotel that is closely located by the Grand Canyon, visit the front desk or concierge so you can discuss the best options for you price range and target sightseeing.
The West Rim has quickly before one of the more popular site seeing areas of the Grand Canyon and has recently been renovated. The Skywalk was added to the West Rim only about 5 years ago and millions of visitors have traveled on this structure ever since. The steel and glass establishment stands 4,000 feet above the Colorado River and is not made for tourist that are fearful of heights, well that is if you are not willing to challenge and conquer those fears. By many visitors, this is sited to be the more expensive rim of the Grand Canyon, but many of the sights are worth it and if you are staying in Las Vegas, but making the Grand Canyon part of your full-fledged vacation, then the west rim is comparatively closer than the South Rim. This is why most tourists choose to take some of the best Grand Canyon tours by airplane or helicopter since it will save ample time.
The South Rim is located 60 miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona and is the more reasonable option when we are talking about price points. Hotels in Flagstaff are also very low priced and you could stay the night in the area for as little as $30 or $40 a night if you choose to lay your head down in an inn. The South Rim features digital photography workshops, camping, whitewater rafting and more. This rim is much more popular than the West Rim still attracting 75% of Grand Canyon visitors since it has more to offer.
Regardless of which rim you choose, visiting the Grand Canyon in general is a more than a memorable experience. Book a tour, bring a camera and enjoy the time with your loved ones at this national park that everyone should see at least once in a lifetime.