Located at Grand Canyon National Park Airport, Papillon South Rim helicopter tours depart from a terminal built with guest service in mind. Easily able to accomodate 1,000 passengers a day, this facility offers a large gift shop, spacious lounge areas with comfortable seating, an espresso cart, 30-minute photo processing, and a large, plate-glass staging area --where visitors have a 180 degree view of the arriving and departing aircraft. The South Rim Terminal serves as a launch point for our North Canyon Tour , Imperial Air Tour , South Rim Airplane Tour and Canyon Smooth Water Bus Trip. When it comes to exploring the Grand Canyon South Rim, there’s no better place to start your adventure.
The Grand Canyon South Rim is one of the canyon’s most popular destinations. Located in the Kaibab National Forest, this area offers a different experience with every season. Wildflowers bloom along the Kaibab Plateau in the spring, aspen leaves turn golden yellow in the fall, and canyon walls become lightly powdered in snow in the winter. Unlike other rims, the South Rim is open year round, so there is never a bad time to visit.
The South Rim is the most developed out of the rim areas, which means there are more services available here than most parts of the canyon. It also means the area can be prone to crowds. Peak season for the South Rim is in the summer, May through September. While the summer offers some of the best weather for the area, other seasons bring less of a crowd and offer a more private experience. No matter what season you plan to visit, you’ll want to make sure you plan your trip well in advance.