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Grand Canyon North Rim

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Canyons, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Geologic Formations, National Parks
Activities: Hiking
Traveler Description: The South Rim has the more familiar views of The Canyon, but the views from the North Rim are every bit as spectacular. What the North Rim has over... more »
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El Paso, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The N rim gets only 10% of the visitors of the. S Rim, so the rim trails and area isn't nearly as crowded. The elevation is 8,000 to 9,000 feet, so in fall, you can hike through groves of aspens with vistas into the canyon.

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Tampa, Fl
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This spot has long been on the bucket list and after reading the north rim was less populated we decided it was for us! Not disappointed. Some trails were silent with only the view and bird sounds. We were lucky and scored a cabin at the Grand Canyon Lodge. Prices were reasonable considering the back porch and dining room overlook... More

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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We only scheduled one night at the North Rim, so wished we planned more. This area is much quieter and less traveled then South Rim, which is closest to Las Vegas so day trips even visit. We stayed right right in a cabin rim front - the most magnificent view ever experienced at any hotel. Very reasonable priced at like... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

No doubt the serenity, calmness and view are very nice. The lodge is comfortable with so-so food. The "motel" that we stayed in was clean, but horrid. Very small, uncomfortable bed, paper thin walls and a shower that you had better not have to bend over or turn around. Almost as disappointing was the show/cookout. Not cheap, but the food... More

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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110 reviews 110 reviews
44 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The north rim is much quieter and peaceful than the south rim, with less visitors and a more natural environment. Only a couple of viewpoints were crowded and not a lot of people once you are on the trails. The nighttime weather was cool, since it was Sept., but daytime temps were great for hiking and the scenery and foliage... More

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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136 reviews 136 reviews
58 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have visited both rims and loved the north so much. I felt like the south rim was wonderful but a one time trip. I would return to the north rim many times. Many harder as well as easy walks and hikes. Beautiful during fall with the aspen trees changing color!

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Your first encounter is a shocking experience with Grand Canyon. The second likewise. It is not possible to get used this sight, it is always shows you newer and newer beauties and its infinity is impressive. If you like a more peaceful place, go to North Rim, the number of the visitors are less there.

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St. George, Utah
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111 reviews 111 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Been to both sides of the canyon and my favorite is North. No big parking lots or buses just a more intimate visit to one of the world's great wonders. Miles of beautiful mountain meadows lead you this treasure. Upon arrival it delivers one wow after another being surrounded by hundreds not thousands of those looking to experience the Grand... More

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Grand Lake, CO
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

To my mind the North Kaibab Trail is by far the most spectacular trail in Grand Canyon National Park. We have hiked the South Kaibab and Bright Angel trails from the south rim and thought they were pretty amazing until we hiked the North Kaibab trail. In late September we hiked down the North Kaibab trail to Phantom Ranch where... More

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Bayfield, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We've been to both the south and north rims and while the south follows a canyon route that really accentuates the vastness of how long this thing is, the north is visited via a network of destination points - each adding yet another OMG to your experience. Very strange though is that a United States National Park Does Not accept... More

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