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Grand Canyon North Rim

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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South Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We'd been to the Grand Canyon before - south rim. Totally different experience. This side is so serene, so much less commercialized. 45 miles from the nearest town, it's a little world of its own. The lodge has no hotel rooms, only an auditorium, dining room, cafe, lounge, bookstore, shop, and restrooms, and the magnificent Sun Room with its huge... More

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Redmond, WA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

There is unlimited views and breathtaking shots all along the North Rim. We rented bikes one day and cycled to Hermit's Rest. On another day we drove to Desert View to visit the Watchtower. Be sure to be there for both sunrise and sunset on different days to have your breath taken away!

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Rajkot, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

In This area of Grand Canyon you get many wonderful area. This is really nature's wonder which should see to believe it.

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Tucson, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The north rim is higher than the south. That's part of why it's closed during the snowy winter months. But it's also isolated -- at the end of a long route far from the tourist Mecca on the south rim -- which is why I recommend coming here during the months while it's open. You'll find lots of peaceful spots... More

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Dublin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

to celebrate my very special birthday My Husband booked a route 66 trip, driving from Chicago to Santa Monica Beach. Stopping off at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The scenery was breath taken and I really enjoyed the sheer beauty of the area. We were booked to stay in the cabins on site. There are two types of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We drove the 210 miles from the South rim to the North rim. We had been advised to expect a different perspective. Certainly the shadows, colours and spectacular views were somewhat similar but also totally different as the sunset arrived. We are not hikers but we really enjoyed the walk around the hotel and motel areas.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We had hired a 24ft Winnebago to tour in with our 3 children. The drive in to the other side was a real adventure driving from Las Vegas via Zion National Park which was amazing. We drove into the rim thinking that we would be able to stay somewhere in the area but after an amazing visit into this true... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I hiked from the S. Rim to the N. Rim for my 50th Birthday. It was spectacular. The views are amazing and the lodge is timeless. You feel like you have stepped back in time. Make sure to make reservations in advance - we booked a year in advance as we had 6 that hiked across and a support crew... More

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Beachwood, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Come on now, do I really need to tell you how cool the grand canyon is? It's a must for everyone's bucket list. I was hesitant at first too. I thought, it's a hole in the ground. It is, but a hole that you can't believe. Be sure to take in the view from a number of different places and... More

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PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Lots of view points providing different angles on the canyon. You will need to drive to various viewing spots but they are all worth it. No crowds compared to south rim. Try to get to Cape Point for sunset, only a few camera geeks and experience is sublime. Veranda at the lodge is one of a kind place, nothing like... More

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