South Rim Directions

Get driving directions to the South Rim from Phoenix, Flagstaff, Williams, Sedona, Las Vegas, and other cities nearby.

Directions to Grand Canyon South Rim from Williams

From downtown Williams…
head east on E Bill Williams Ave/W Railroad Ave toward S 4th St — 1.2 mi
Continue onto Historic Rte 66/E Rte 66 Continue to follow Historic Rte 66 — 1.4 mi
Continue onto AZ-64 N — 49.7 mi
At the traffic circle, continue straight onto AZ-64 N/US-180 N — 0.7 mi
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on AZ-64 N/US-180 N — 1.1 mi
54.0 mi — about 53 mins


Reverse Directions to Williams from Grand Canyon South Rim

From Grand Canyon Village…
Head south on AZ-64 S/US-180 S — 1.1 mi
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on AZ-64 S/US-180 S — 0.7 mi
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on AZ-64 S/US-180 S Continue to follow AZ-64 S — 49.8 mi
Continue onto Historic Rte 66 — 2.5 mi
Turn left onto N 5th St — 203 ft
Take the 1st left onto W Railroad Ave &mdash 207 ft
54.1 mi — about 56 mins

Directions to Grand Canyon South Rim from Flagstaff — Option 1 (Most Direct Route)

From downtown Flagstaff at the intersection of US-89 and US-180…
Head north on Forest View Dr toward N Canyon Terrace Dr — 0.1 mi
Turn left onto N Canyon Terrace Dr — 246 ft
Slight left onto N Switzer Canyon Dr — 0.3 mi
Continue onto E Columbus Ave — 0.3 mi
Continue onto US-180 W/N Fort Valley Rd. Continue to follow US-180 W — 49.2 mi
Turn right onto AZ-64 N/US-180 N — 21.9 mi
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on AZ-64 N/US-180 N — 0.7 mi
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on AZ-64 N/US-180 N — 4.4 mi
Turn left onto Center Rd — 1.5 mi
Turn left onto Apache St — 351 ft
Turn right — 430 ft
Arrive at Grand Canyon Village South Rim
78.5 mi — about 1 hours 26 mins

Directions to Grand Canyon South Rim from Flagstaff — Option 2 (Best for Snowy Conditions)

From the intersection of I-40 and I-17 in south Flagstaff…
Head north on Forest View Dr toward N Canyon Terrace Dr — 0.1 mi
Turn left onto N Canyon Terrace Dr — 246 ft
Sharp right onto N Switzer Canyon Dr — 0.8 mi
Turn left onto Historic Rte 66 — 0.3 mi
Take the 1st right onto Ponderosa Pkwy — 0.2 mi
Continue straight onto E Butler Ave — 0.3 mi
Turn right to merge onto I-40 W toward Los Angeles — 31.9 mi
Take exit 165 for AZ-64/I-40 toward Williams/Grand Canyon — 0.4 mi
Turn right onto AZ-64 N — 49.7 mi
At the traffic circle, continue straight onto AZ-64 N/US-180 N — 0.7 mi
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on AZ-64 N/US-180 N — 4.4 mi
Turn left onto Center Rd — 1.5 mi
Turn left onto Apache St — 351 ft
Turn right — 430 ft
Arrive Grand Canyon Village South Rim
90.5 mi — about 1 hour 29 mins

Directions to Grand Canyon South Rim Desert View (East Rim) from Flagstaff — Option 3

From the intersection of I-40 and Country Club Drive…
Head north on Forest View Dr toward N Canyon Terrace Dr — 0.1 mi
Turn left onto N Canyon Terrace Dr — 246 ft
Sharp right onto N Switzer Canyon Dr — 0.8 mi
Turn left onto US-180 E/Historic Rte 66. Continue to follow US-180 E — 3.3 mi
Continue onto US-89 N — 46.7 mi
Turn left onto AZ-64 W — 28.9 mi — Head northwest on AZ-64 W/Desert View/E Rim Dr. Continue to follow AZ-64 W — 23.4 mi
Turn left onto AZ-64 W/US-180 W/S Entrance Rd W — 1.3 mi
Turn right onto Center Rd — 1.5 mi
Turn left onto Apache St — 351 ft
Turn right — 430 ft
Arrive Grand Canyon Village South Rim
106 mi — 2 hours 4 mins


Reverse Directions to Flagstaff from Grand Canyon South Rim — Option 1 (Most Direct Route)

From Grand Canyon Village…
Head west — 344 ft
Turn right toward Village Loop Drive — 154 ft
Turn right onto Village Loop Drive — 0.2 mi
Take the 1st right onto Center Rd — 1.6 mi
Turn right onto AZ-64 S/US-180 S — 4.4 mi
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on AZ-64 S/US-180 S — 0.7 mi
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on AZ-64 S/US-180 S — 21.9 mi
Turn left onto US-180 E — 49.2 mi
Continue onto W Columbus Ave — 0.2 mi
Continue onto N Switzer Canyon Dr — 0.3 mi
Slight right onto N Canyon Terrace Dr — 246 ft
Take the 1st right onto Forest View Dr — 0.1 mi
Arrive Flagstaff
78.8 mi — about 1 hour 27 mins

Reverse Directions to Flagstaff from Grand Canyon South Rim — Option 2 (Best for Snowy Conditions)

Head north on Forest View Dr toward N Canyon Terrace Dr — 0.1 mi
Turn left onto N Canyon Terrace Dr — 246 ft
Sharp right onto N Switzer Canyon Dr — 0.8 mi
Turn left onto Historic Rte 66 — 0.3 mi
Take the 1st right onto Ponderosa Pkwy — 0.2 mi
Continue straight onto E Butler Ave — 0.3 mi
Turn right to merge onto I-40 W toward Los Angeles — 31.9 mi
Take exit 165 for AZ-64/I-40 toward Williams/Grand Canyon — 0.4 mi
Turn right onto AZ-64 N — 49.7 mi
At the traffic circle, continue straight onto AZ-64 N/US-180 N — 0.7 mi
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on AZ-64 N/US-180 N — 4.4 mi
Turn left onto Center Rd — 1.5 mi
Turn left onto Apache St — 351 ft
Turn right — 430 ft
Arrive Grand Canyon Village South Rim
90.5 mi — about 1 hour 29 mins

Reverse Directions to Flagstaff from Grand Canyon South Rim Desert View — Option 3

Head west — 344 ft
Turn right toward Village Loop Drive — 154 ft
Turn right onto Village Loop Drive — 0.2 mi
Take the 1st right onto Center Rd — 1.6 mi
Turn left onto AZ-64 E/US-180 E/S Entrance Rd E — 1.3 mi
Turn right onto AZ-64 E/E Rim Dr. Continue to follow AZ-64 E — 23.4 mi
Head east on AZ-64 E/Desert View/E Rim Dr toward Fire Rd 68Continue to follow AZ-64 E — 28.9 mi
Turn right onto US-89 S — 47.2 mi
Continue onto US-180 W/Historic Rte 66 — 2.8 mi
Turn right onto N Switzer Canyon Dr — 0.8 mi
Sharp left onto N Canyon Terrace Dr — 246 ft
Take the 1st right onto Forest View Dr — 0.1 mi
Arrive Flagstaff
106 mi — about 2 hours 5 mins

Directions to Grand Canyon South Rim from Phoenix

From (PHX) Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport…
Head north toward I-10 W — 489 ft
Merge onto I-10 W — 5.0 mi
Take exit 143A to merge onto I-17 N toward Flagstaff. Continue to follow I-17 N — 140 mi
Take exit 340B to merge onto I-40 W toward Los Angeles — 29.6 mi
Take exit 165 for AZ-64/I-40 toward Williams/Grand Canyon — 0.4 mi
Turn right at AZ-64 E — 54.7 mi
Turn left at Center Rd — 1.5 mi
Turn left at Apache St — 358 ft
Take the 1st right — 217 ft
231 mi — about 3 hours 58 mins


Reverse Directions to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport from Grand Canyon South Rim

Head south on AZ-64 W — 54.8 mi
Turn left to merge onto I-40 E — 29.1 mi
Take exit 195 to merge onto I-17 S toward Arizona 89A S/Phoenix — 138 mi
Take exit 200A to merge onto I-10 E — 2.7 mi
Take exit 145 for 7th St — 0.2 mi
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for 7th St S and merge onto N 7th St — 1.0 mi
Turn right at E Washington St — 0.5 mi
227 mi – about 3 hours 53 mins

Directions to Grand Canyon South Rim from Las Vegas

From (LAS) Las Vegas McCarran International Airport…
Take the ramp to I-15/I-215/Las Vegas/Henderson — 0.3 mi
Merge onto S Airport Con/Paradise Rd. Continue to follow S Airport Con — 1.0 mi
Merge onto I-215 E via the ramp to Henderson/Lake Mead — 10.0 mi
Take exit 1 to merge onto I-515 S/US-93 S/US-95 S toward Boulder City — 5.4 mi
Continue onto US-93 S — 6.5 mi
Turn left to stay on US-93 S. Entering Arizona — 78.6 mi
Turn left to merge onto I-40 E toward US-93 S/Flagstaff/Phoenix — 116 mi
Take exit 165 for AZ-64 toward I-40 BUS/Williams/Grand Canyon — 0.4 mi
Turn left at AZ-64 E — 54.8 mi
Turn left at Center Rd — 1.5 mi
Turn left at Apache St — 358 ft
Take the 1st right — 217 ft
274 mi – about 4 hours 9 mins

Reverse Directions to Las Vegas Airport from Grand Canyon South Rim

Head west - 344 ft
Turn right toward Village Loop Drive - 154 ft
Turn right onto Village Loop Drive - 0.2 mi
Take the 1st right onto Center Rd - 1.6 mi
Turn right onto AZ-64 S/US-180 S - 4.4 mi
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on AZ-64 S/US-180 S - 0.7 mi
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on AZ-64 S/US-180 S. Continue to follow AZ-64 S - 49.7 mi
Turn right to merge onto I-40 W toward Los Angeles - 116 mi
Take exit 48 to merge onto US-93 N/W Beale St toward AZ-68 W/Las Vegas. Continue to follow US-93 N (Entering Nevada) - 77.4 mi
Turn right to stay on US-93 N - 4.8 mi
Continue onto I-515 N/US-93 N - 6.2 mi
Take exit 61 for I-215 W - 0.9 mi
Merge onto I-215 - 8.7 mi
Take exit 10 toward Sunset Rd/McCarran Airport - 0.5 mi
Merge onto McCarran Airport Connector - 1.0 mi
Take the exit on the left toward Terminal 1 Departures - 486 ft
Keep left at the fork to continue toward Terminal 1 Departures - 0.5 mi
Keep right at the fork and merge onto Terminal 1 Departures - 0.3 mi
Slight left to stay on Terminal 1 Departures - 0.4 mi
Continue onto Wayne Newton Blvd - 0.1 mi
Arrive Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
274 mi – about 4 hours 6 mins

Directions to Grand Canyon South Rim from Sedona

From the "Y" intersection of Arizona 89A and AZ-179 N…
Head northeast on Arizona 89A N — 24.7 mi
Turn right at Airport Rd/W Shamrell Blvd — 0.2 mi
Turn left to merge onto I-17 N toward Arizona 89A/Flagstaff — 2.7 mi
Take exit 340B to merge onto I-40 W toward Los Angeles — 29.6 mi
Take exit 165 for AZ-64/I-40 toward Williams/Grand Canyon — 0.4 mi
Turn right at AZ-64 E — 54.7 mi
Turn left at Center Rd — 1.5 mi
Turn left at Apache St — 358 ft
Take the 1st right — 217 ft
113 mi – about 2 hours 55 mins


Reverse Directions to Sedona from Grand Canyon South Rim

Head south on AZ-64 W/US-180 E. Continue to follow AZ-64 W — 54.8 mi
Turn left to merge onto I-40 E — 29.1 mi
Take exit 195 to merge onto I-17 S toward Arizona 89A S/Phoenix — 2.5 mi
Take exit 337 toward Arizona 89A S/Oak Creek Canyon/Sedona — 0.3 mi
Turn right toward Arizona 89A S — 121 ft
Turn left at Arizona 89A S — 24.7 mi
111 mi — about 2 hours 14 mins

Directions to Grand Canyon South Rim from Grand Canyon West

From the entrance of Grand Canyon West…
Head south on Buck and Doe Rd/Co Rd 7 toward Quartermaster Point Rd. Continue to follow Buck and Doe Rd — 15.3 mi
Continue onto Diamond Bar Rd — 0.4 mi
Turn right to stay on Diamond Bar Rd — 4.2 mi
Slight left toward Pierce Ferry Rd — 1.1 mi
Continue straight onto Pierce Ferry Rd — 6.2 mi
Turn left at Stockton Hill Rd — 41.7 mi
Turn left to merge onto I-40 E toward US-93 S/Flagstaff/Phoenix — 113 mi
Take exit 165 for AZ-64 toward I-40 BUS/Williams/Grand Canyon — 0.4 mi
Turn left at AZ-64 E — 54.8 mi
Turn left at Center Rd — 1.5 mi
Turn left at Apache St — 358 ft
Take the 1st right — 217 ft
239 mi – about 5 hours 35 mins


Reverse Directions to Grand Canyon West from Grand Canyon South Rim

Head south on AZ-64 W/US-180 E. Continue to follow AZ-64 W — 54.7 mi
Turn right to merge onto I-40 W toward Los Angeles — 113 mi
Take exit 51 for Stockton Hill Rd toward Mohave Country/Flargrounds/Common Cottage — 0.4 mi
Turn right at Stockton Hill Rd — 41.5 mi
Turn right at Pierce Ferry Rd — 6.4 mi
Continue onto Diamond Bar Rd — 5.1 mi
Turn left to stay on Diamond Bar Rd- 11.3 mi
Continue straight onto Buck and Doe Rd/Co Rd.  Destination will be on the right — 4.3 mi
237 mi – about 5 hours 45 mins

Directions to Grand Canyon South Rim from Grand Canyon North Rim

From Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge…
Head northwest on AZ-67 N *This road isseasonally closed approximately mid-October through mid-May* — 42.5 mi
Turn right at US-89 Alt S (signs for U.S. 89 A) — 55.2 mi
Turn right at US-89 S — 58.4 mi
Turn right at AZ-64 W — 52.3 mi
Turn left at AZ-64 W/S Entrance Rd/US-180 E — 1.3 mi
Turn right at Center Rd — 1.5 mi
Turn left at Apache St — 358 ft
Take the 1st right — 217 ft
211 mi – about 4 hours 58 mins


Reverse Directions to Grand Canyon North Rim from Grand Canyon South Rim

From Grand Canyon Village at the South Rim…
Head east toward Apache St — 217 ft
Turn left at Apache St — 358 ft
Turn right at Center Rd — 1.5 mi
Turn left at AZ-64 E/S Entrance Rd/US-180 W — 1.3 mi
Turn right at AZ-64 E/E Rim Dr. Continue to follow AZ-64 E — 52.3 mi
Turn left at US-89 N — 58.4 mi
Turn left at US-89 Alt N — 55.2 mi
Turn left at AZ-67 S *This road is seasonally closed approximately mid-October through mid-May* — 42.5 mi
Arrive Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge
211 mi — about 5 hours

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