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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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Alpine, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Lovely cabins and a fabulous historic lodge perched on the North Rim and near all of the trail heads to get you down to the bottom of the canyon. The North Rim Lodge has incredible views with gorgeous architecture and history, a great restaurant and great cocktails that you can enjoy from their expansive stone patios and decks overlooking the... More

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Peace and tranquility. The lodges are lovely and really quaint. So beautiful and non commercial. Limited for eating but that is because of the size. Really recommend.

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Campton, New Hampshire
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

So very different than the south rim. No shuttle bus, you have to drive to scenic points but it was worth it to avoid the craziness of the south rim. Many photo opportunities and cabins/lodging available right on the rim.

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Deer Lodge, Montana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We have visited the canyon numerous times. We love the North Rim and try to avoid the south rim. The south rim is a nightmare of Japanese tour buses and over crowded. The North rim has sll the same beauty without the crowds. Make sure to eat at Jacob's Lake.

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Mobile, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This was our third visit to the north rim, the last just two years ago was cold and wet. This time around the weather could not have been more prefect, cloudless blue skies, around 80 degrees. A drive to Point imperial is a must and it is just a short walk to a fabulous view point. Cape Royal is also... More

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Ames, Iowa, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is the best place to experience the canyon. I haven't been to the South Rim, but I have heard that it is a very crowded experience. As time goes on, I like crowds less and less. This was a great experience for our family (two adults and two boys, 11 and 12)

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It was so nice to see the grand canyon without having to fight for a place to walk, unlike the south rim.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The North Rim was just amazing. It was less commercialized than the South Rim and not near as much traffic. We enjoyed the view from the balcony of the lodge. North Rim - laid back relaxing. South Rim - go go go. Both breath taking. Bucket list.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The North Rim gets 10% of the visitors that South Rim gets. We were there after Labor Day and there were very few people. Nice and quiet. If you don't like crowds, come to this side. If you like canyons Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Lake Powell at Glen Canyon are all within a 2 hour drive and... More

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Clifton, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

You may think if you've been to the South rim it's all the same, well you would be wrong. Because of the higher elevation the views are quite different from this side and just as beautiful

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