Of the Grand Canyon’s two rims, the South Rim is the most visited. Towering about 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) above sea level, it’s near top sights such as Navajo Point, Hermit Road, and the Abyss. Grand Canyon Village is home to historic buildings such as the Grand Canyon Railway Depot, Bright Angel Lodge, Kolb Studio, and the Desert View Watchtower, featuring artwork by Hopi artists and Native American art and design.
Many Grand Canyon South Rim tours travel by bus, helicopter, and air from Las Vegas. Some guided tours leave from Sedona and Phoenix, and others still also visit the West Rim, the North Rim, or the Hoover Dam. Air tours and helicopter tours are undoubtedly the fastest and most dramatic way to visit the canyon from Vegas.