The Grand Canyon’s gorgeous South Rim is a must see for anyone traveling to or through beautiful Northern Arizona. There are many overlooks to take in the gorgeous views, day or night, 365 days a year. If driving to the canyon, you will park your car at the Mather Point Visitor’s Center. Although crowded (especially during the summer season), Mather Point is a great place to take in your first views of this grand natural wonder.
Mather Point provides spectacular panoramic views of the canyon. It can be difficult to get photos of yourself with the canyon in the background during the prime tourist months, however, if you visit during the slower fall or winter seasons, you will pretty much have the views to yourself. Later in the afternoon as the crowds begin to die down is another great time to plan your visit.
A few more great views from Mather Point
After taking in the gorgeous views at Mather Point, you can continue walking along the 13 mile Rim Trail, where you will come across numerous observation points, each offering a slightly different view of the canyon. If you are not afraid of heights, there are several scary overlooks where you can take some pretty cool photos (like the one pictured below). Always be extra careful. There are many people who die each year at the canyon trying to take pictures. Check out Over the Edge: Death at the Grand Canyon, sold at most of the gift shops.
Walking out onto this narrow overlook was a bit scary…
But the views were wonderful! And it made for some great photo souvenirs to bring home!
Gorgeous Views surround you everywhere on The Rim Trail