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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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Oneonta, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is paradise: Little to no crowds, easy parking, stunning views, easy or challenging hikes (depending upon your preference), and multiple pull offs breathtaking overlooks. The weather is much cooler on the north rim than on the south rim. It was a pleasant 75 to 85 degrees each day that we were there (except... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Grand Canyon North Rim is so amazing and beautiful. I love it more than the South Rim which is extremely crowded in some areas. There is no bad views in the Grand Canyon but the North Rim is definitely more beautiful than the South Rim. I absolutely love the peacefulness and cooler weather in the North Rim as well. Worth... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Seeing the Grand Canyon is a must regardless of which entrance you visit through - I will not argue with anyone there. But if you have the ability to be choosey, and the willingness to drive potentially 3-4 hours out of the way, you will NOT be disappointed. I went to the North Rim during the height of tourist season,... More

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Ohio
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15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

They say the North Rim has better views than the South Rim. I don't know if that's true...I don't know if any comparison is fair when you consider that the Grand Canyon is such a one-of-a-kind place. So put that aside and focus on the fact that only 10% of the visitors to Grand Canyon National Park go to the... More

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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Of course, spectacular views. Also, the drive up and the wildlife and vegetation are beautiful. Take the time hike around a bit and eat at the Lodge.

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Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Arriving at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon will blow your mind. The view is amazing and the size of the canyon will dwarf you. There is a small stone wall dividing you from this natural wonder. We stayed in the wooden cabins which were comfortable but very rustic. We watched both the sun set and rise. What an... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was our second trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. For those readers who have visited the South Rim, the North Rim is quite different. Let me explain. Some other posters have written that the view is the same. I could not disagree more. The perspective from here is quite different both night and day. During the... More

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midland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Been to both sides now. still one of the life changing views of the world. can't say enough that once in your life you have to come here and see what greatness is. we are now planning the rim2rim hike next year.

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As a first timer to any part of the Grand Canyon, I was excited to be there...until I figured out just how unwelcoming the park is to non-service dogs. I understood there were restrictions regarding hiking paths when planning the trip, however, I didn't realize that unless on the one specific trail or in the campground (and ONLY the campground)... More

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Santa Clarita
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We drove nearly 3 hours from St. George to the North Rim Lodge. It seemed quick with all the scenery changes. Driving into the pine forest seemed magical. Seeing deer and bison along the way was a fun surprise. Before the lodge there is a picnic area right by the road I recommend it for a lunch with first canyon... More

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