• View of Grand Canyon National Park at sunset from the South Rim

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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  • Through Saturday: Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms. Sunday: Thunderstorms More Likely

    Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »

  • Temporary North Rim Road Closures Due to Galahad Fire Began May 29

    As of Thursday May 29, two road closures are in effect for public and firefighter safety. W4 road is closed from FS268B road south to Pont Sublime. W1 road is closed from W4 to western end of the Basin. More »

South Rim Fitness Opportunities

Fitness opportunities abound on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. There are activities for every fitness level and every visitor, from short walks on paved trails to strenuous backcountry hiking adventures.

Before engaging on your fitness adventures please consider that the South Rim of Grand Canyon averages 7,000 feet / 2,134 meters above sea level. Visitors with respiratory or heart problems may experience difficulties. Walking, hiking, and exercising at this elevation is strenuous, your normal fitness level may not coincide with your fitness level at the park. Please use caution when engaging in any physical activities. Plan for extreme heat when hiking into the canyon in summer.

 
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Visitors at Mather Point, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park
 
 

Did You Know?

FOSSIL FOOTPRINTS IN GRAND CANYON

No one has ever found a fossilized reptile skeleton or even an entire reptile bone within the Grand Canyon. Fossil footprints were left by more than 20 species of reptiles and amphibians, but no complete teeth or bones! More...