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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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Family of five with teens and a 7 yr old. We loved our trip. Some hikes were too much for our 7 yr old and I had to hold him tightly in some places...more to calm my nerves than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Family of five with teens and a 7 yr old. We loved our trip. Some hikes were too much for our 7 yr old and I had to hold him tightly in some places...more to calm my nerves than his, but we had a fantastic time. Crowds weren't bad in early June. We had a rim cabin with a rollaway... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

What a place, what a view!!!! Plan on a minimum of 3 days to just see and walk a minimum of sights. Well worth the extra miles. Dine at the lodge, maybe it isn't 4 forks kind of food, but with th as t view, who cares.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Drove from LA verkin Utah and back in one day. Drove whole north loop, got out everywhere. Look ts of nice, short hikes to spectacular scenery. Every stop is worth it. My brother, who had seen the south rim, didn't want to go initially. He liked this much better than the south.

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Most people plan their visit to the Grand Canyon 6 months in advance. We had 6 weeks. We were camping and I wanted to be inside the North Rim park. Having visited the south rim in high school, I wanted to give my children the gift of the North Rim remoteness. It was amazing! Even thought the campground and lodge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What can one say about this marvel of creation? This is by far the most breath taking scenery we had on our trip thru the United States. Words do not do this place justice, it's magical, wide, deep, open, and endless are some words that come to mind. We had the pleasure of seeing the sun set on Hopi point,... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I loved my week on the South Rim so much, I didn't want to leave. Luckily the North Rim had availability. It is a day drive, pleasant though. And the North Rim, has a peace and beauty that is worth the trip. I cant wait to return. They have a long deck with lounging chairs, at the North Rim lodge.... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I have seen the Great Canyon in pictures and movies for many times before… but nothing prepared me for the real thing. We visited the North Rim last fall and in my own impressionable opinion, I felt right on top of the world. I also felt like being a part of it too, and lucky to be there and see... More 

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Phila, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were here the end of November on a whim. We were heading from Zion to the South Rim. We knew that lodging/food services by that time were closed but I found it difficult to tell if the park itself was also closed. Initially we were told that the whole road was closed (by a ranger in Zion) As we... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The only problem with the North Rim is half the year it is closed due to heavy snowfall. The North Rim is much nicer and has less people than the south. They have cool nights in summer. There are scenic meadows, rolling hills, and tall trees there.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It was a long fairly uninteresting drive from Las Vegas (about 7 hours) but once there, it was everything (and more) of what I imagined. Breathtakingly beautiful. We stayed in one of the cabins at the lodge that was more that sufficient for two. The restaurant was organised and dished up some very tasty food - and did I mention... More 

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