The national park is best by dividing it into three main areas: the most popular South Rim, the remote North Rim and the area on two Indian reservations known as Grand Canyon West. The three area are briefly explained below.
The South Rim
The South Rim is the most well-known and the most popular for visitors. It is the area that is the most developed with extensive facilities including the Grand Canyon Visitors Center, historic sites, museums, accommodations and restaurants that are open year-round. If this is your first time to visit the Grand Canyon then this is where you will want to start.
One of the easiest ways to see the South Rim is to do a self-driving tour. The South Rim has several designated view point locations to stop and get fantastic views of the canyon. Some stops have hiking trails for those that want to have the experience of hiking in the Grand Canyon.
The photos below were taken at several different viewpoint locations on the South Rim.