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Grand Canyon North Rim

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Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Activities: Hiking
Description: Word of mouth has that the more remote, harder to get to and therefore...
Word of mouth has that the more remote, harder to get to and therefore less crowded North Rim offers a more authentic Canyon experience and better views. However, there is no bus service on this rim and it is closed during the winter.
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Love the North Rim

Awesome vistas of the canyon, lodge is beautiful, restaurant in lodge is good with beautiful canyon views, not too crowded.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Bedford, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Awesome vistas of the canyon, lodge is beautiful, restaurant in lodge is good with beautiful canyon views, not too crowded.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

awesome experience that I will treasure for life! From the flight to the roaming around different view points, the amazing views, the hundreds of pictures taken.. And a really good lunch fresh off the BBQ eaten on the most awesome setting.. We went on summer and can get really hot so it's best to go take the earliest tour and... More 

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Wall, New Jersey, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The views are spectacular! Such a peaceful place with such diverse scenery. Definitely more of an effort as it was a 45 mile drive from our lodging to the North Rim but well worth it. Numerous view points accessible via vehicle but I would recommend taking a walk/hike. Next visit I will plan earlier and try to stay at the... More 

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Custer, South Dakota
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited both sides of canyon and North side even wih less hotels and things to do was our favorite since it has only a fraction of the visitors. You are not fighting all the tour groups to do everything. There is quiet to go with the beautiful views. Lodging and dining are not great but you are there for the... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The North Rim offers great view, hiking and lodging without the crowds of the South Rim. From the South it takes longer to reach, but it is worth the investment in mileage and time. It is worth spending two nights at lodge accommodations to visit overlooks and hike selected trails. Be sure and make reservations early or keep checking daily... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It's only a 5 hour drive from Las Vegas but the drive is beautiful! Much Colder than I thought it would be. The views were just breath taking and all the colors infused into the sides of the cliffs were amazing. It's a must see! It cost us $25 per car to get in. They had posted it goes up... More 

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pittsgrove, nj
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

First time here and loved it! Different than the South Rim - can see all the way to Navajo mountain in Lake Powell. Hoping to stay here in the next year or two to explore more!!

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Gun Barrel City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We drove to the North Rim from the Kanab area and what great scenery and did it ever change. From desert plateaus to piney woods. From stark remoteness to beautiful meadows. The North Rim is NOT crowded and just as beautiful and awesome as the South Rim. We wandered around the empty paths and enjoyed quiet solitude as we went.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The north rim of the Grand Canyon gets fewer visitors than the more easily accessed south rim so there are fewer crowds and for my money, the scenery is even better.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

In fact a huge hole. I chose the North Rim due to lower visitor numbers. Luckily (by sheer good luck) I went there in the Fall. The trees along the route after passing through Southern Utah were truly spectacular. Every colour you could imagine. The visitor centre which has (as you would no doubt expect) fantastic views over the Canyon.... More 

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