After entering the park, head along the road toward Grand Canyon village. Follow the signs to Bright Angel Lodge. Park in their paking lot and go behind the lodge and onto the South Rim Trail.
Autumn is a wonderful time of year to view this area. There are fewer people, the tour buses don't stay as long, and the air is nice and crisp and cool in the mornings and evenings.
I had just arrived at the Bright Angel Lodge within Grand Canyon National Park. It was early evening, and after checking into my room, I immediately wanted to get out and start photographing the amazing colors of the setting sun on the canyon rocks.