The 5 million tourists a year visit most of the southern shore and abandon the much quieter north shore, located more than 300 kilometers by road. The possibilities for accommodation are much more numerous in the south. The north shore is also closed for a good part of the year, from mid-October to mid-May, due to persistent snow. The use of the grand canyon tours is important here now.
Visit the south shore of the Grand Canyon
Many views are scattered along the road that runs along the Grand Canyon in its touristic part. There is Grand Canyon Village which brings together several hotels, restaurants and mini markets, as well as the visitor center. To the west, other striking views are accessible via the Hermit Road, 7 miles (11km) long. A shuttles system stopping one way from each point of view is set up from March to November. In December, January and February, private vehicles are allowed. The possibility also to go along the shore of the Grand Canyon with the Rim Trail, a path without difficulty that goes from point of view in point of view. At the end of the road, at Hermit Rest, another little-known trail descends to Dripping Spring 7 miles round trip, 11 km.
Longer and more difficult hikes, Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab