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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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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It is beautiful, but things to know: Don't expect to stay in a lodge or cabin unless you make reservations a year in advance, even for May (the park opens 15 May because of the weather). We ended up staying in Kanab, Utah, a couple hours north and that was after making a reservation 2 months ahead. Kanab is nice,... More

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Minot, North Dakota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We stayed the night in the cabins right at the north rim,amazing views during the day and quiet emptiness at night. I liked it way better than the south rim,it may have less to do but it is more natural and rustic than the commercialized south rim. I would definently come and stay here again.

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Upstate NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Please note: in the summer, Arizona does not go onto Daylight Savings Time, so the time in the park is Pacific Time, which is confusing. There is no Wi-Fi, little cell service, no TV and no national newspaper available in the park. You are there to enjoy nature without the distractions of modern life. My husband and I gave up... More

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nj
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I went to the north rim expecting to see rocks, desert landscape, mostly barren land like Bryce. Instead I got the beauty of the Kaibab forest, which changes from small bushes to massive pines closer to the park. I love the forest so this alone made me immensely happy. The north rim was cool, very shaded, very much like a... More

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Beachwood, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I loved the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Not only were the sights beautiful, it also had an awesome laid back atmosphere. I don't think there were more than 5 people on any trail with us at any time, often we were the only people at overlooks and view points. The people on the trails were also very laid... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I've been to the South Rim a few times before and although the view was spectacular, I didn't enjoy the crowd. It took me an hour to find a parking spot. So this time we decided to go to the North Rim. This would be our second time to the North Rim and I really like it. It took us... More

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toronto
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We were doing a multi-day trip and this was our second stop. We flew in to Las Vegas, did the full day twelve mile kayak down Black Canyon from Hoover Dam to Willow Beach, with stops to hike to hot springs (highly recommend this trip with Desert Adventures), then on to the North rim, from which we drove to Bryce... More

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Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We've been to the South Rim 5-6 times. Decided to try the North Rim for the first time. It's about four hours of driving from Flagstaff. It was amazing how few people are at the North Rim. Apparently 90% of all visitors go to the South Rim. There was never a crowd at the different sightseeing spots. Bright Angel Trail... More

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Northern California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

There is simply nothing quite like it. A good way of sampling the views is to drive NE on Fuller Canyon Road to Point Imperial, then south, stopping at Vista Encantada, Roosevelt Point, Angels Window, and Cape Royal. A longer walk, mostly level, is out to Cape Final.

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Colchester, Vermont
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The north rim is the way to go. There are not crowds and you can wander around the rim relaxed. The views are incredible and the heat is not as intense as the south rim. There are incredible views and the trails are great. If you can take the chance of first come first serve then use the campgrounds closer... More

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