Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim
Learn about the lore behind the national park's most legendary places.
10. Hermit Shuttle Transfer
Switch to the red shuttle here and connect to Hermits Rest and all Hermit Road overlooks en route. The Hermit Road shuttle operates from March to November.
11. Kolb Studio
Originally built in 1904, Kolb Studio was the studio of canyon photographers and adventurers Ellsworth and Emery Kolb.The site includes a bookstore and art gallery with a special Kolb exhibit. Open daily, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in summer (grandcanyon.org).
12. Lookout Studio
Constructed in 1914 and designed by architect Mary Colter, Lookout Studio offers a prime vantage point into the canyon and for viewing California condors. A fireplace and small gift shop are located inside. Open daily.
13. Buckey O’Neill Cabin
As the rimside residence of William “Buckey” O’Neill from 1891-1897 (he went on to join Roosevelt’s Rough Riders), this is the oldest continuously standing structure at the South Rim. It is now part of Bright Angel Lodge and is still open for overnight booking.
14. Bright Angel Lodge
Built in 1935 and designed by Mary Colter, Bright Angel Lodge accommodates guests in restored rooms or rim-side cabins. The facility also houses a Xanterra tours info desk, restaurant, unique fireplace, lounge, coffee shop, ice cream fountain, and gift shop.
15. Thunderbird Lodge
16. Kachina Lodge
17. El Tovar Hotel
Built in 1905, the El Tovar set the standard for national park lodge design by combining Swiss chalet architecture with Western chic. Among its famous guests: Teddy Roosevelt and Albert Einstein. The facility contains an upscale restaurant, casual lounge serving a limited menu, gift shop, and porch with canyon views.
18. Hopi House
Another design by architect Mary Colter and built in 1904, Hopi House is a retail outpost and gallery for high-quality Native American crafts including jewelry, baskets, rugs, and kachinas. Open daily.
19. Maswik Lodge
20. Train Depot
The Santa Fe Railway station, built in 1909, is one of the few remaining log train depots in the United States. It currently serves passengers on Grand Canyon Railway’s daily trip from Williams to the park.
Walk-in medical services are available. Clinic is open daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; (928) 638-2551. In an emergency, dial 911 to reach park dispatch.
22. Market Plaza
Canyon Village Marketplace houses a full-size grocery store and deli (with Wi-Fi), a general store that sells camping supplies, and a post office. Grocery store open daily, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in summer and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in winter.
Coin-operated laundry and hot showers are available in the Camper Services building at Mather Campground entrance, open daily, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. in summer and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in winter.
24. Shrine of the Ages
The site of various evening lectures and ranger-led programs (check the park newspaper for details). A schedule of events and religious services is also posted at the front of the building. Shrine of the Ages is located alongside the Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery.
25. Yavapai Lodge
26. Trailer Village RV Park
27. Trail of Time
This 1.3-mile section of the Rim Trail between Yavapai Geology Museum and Verkamp’s Visitor Center offers a self-guided hike with signs posted along the way explaining the formation of the Grand Canyon and including samples of the rocks found in each geologic layer. Markers on the trail representing one million years help hikers wrap their heads around geologic time.