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Grand Canyon North Rim

Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Word of mouth has that the more remote, harder to get to and...
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Type: Canyons, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Word of mouth has that the more remote, harder to get to and therefore less crowded North Rim offers a more authentic Canyon experience and better views. However, there is no bus service on this rim and it is closed during the winter.
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Well Worth the drive.....less people visit the North Rim than the South Rim.....the lodge offers great views of the canyon and is a wonderful place to dine. Be sure to make dinner reservations early! The best time is to have your dinner end just before sunset! A rim side cabin which must be reserved early is the perfect spot to... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Must see.. Beyond imagination. Seen many times in movies, received postcards, but it's a different experience to see with your eyes. We kept taking photos & video from every other angle & feel we missed something.

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Robbinsville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There's nothing like taking in the sites at the Grand Canyon or star gazing from the patio of the Grand Canyon Lodge. If you want to see the grandeur of the Grand Canyon without all of the touristy fare and crowds, go to the North Rim. It's the same majestic views, as nature intended without the crowded trails and overlooks.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Worth the drive. The North Rim is quieter and more rustic than the South Rim of the Park. A different experience than the desert aspect of the South Rim. The North Rim has meadows, forests, and bison! Only open May to Oct. Cooler temps than the South Rim. The drive here is lovely and interesting in and of itself. This... More 

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Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My family and I visited in the summer of 2013. We only visited for a few hours. We hung out at the lodge and we hiked Angels Point. The lodge is nice and it was beautiful. If you are scared of heights then you should probably stay in the Lodge. My mom had to pay me $10 to get me... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Looking at the Canyon from the South Rim is the traditional way to do this. The North Rim is very different, isolated and nothing like I expected it to be. Gotta go visit to understand. The walk to the river is 15 miles one way from this point but woth every footstep.

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This side of the canyon is really beautiful, They have really nice rustic cabins right near the rim, excellent views. It's really rustic and smaller scaled compared to the south rim. We very much liked it. However they shut down nearly everything by mid Oct. for the winter, til mid March.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The South Rim is more popular because of proximity to Phoenix and has more facilities, but the North Rim has the better views and more classic ambiance. Slower and less crowded (but still crowded during the season) the North Rim has Cape Royal, which is a long drive from the lodge but definitely THE place to be for sunrise. The... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We've all heard about the grand canyon, one of the wonders of the world. The north rim is in Kaibab national forest and it is definitely a different way to experience the Grand Canyon. I wouldn't say it's better or worse, but it's definitely different. I've personally have never visited the south rim or havasu, but I will soon! I... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

you certainly can't overstate how awesome the grand canyon is. we got in right before sunset (unfortunately it was raining so i don't have any sunset spots to recommend) and had 2 nights booked at the north rim campground. it was easy to check in and find our spot - we'd accidentally booked an entire group area, and the woman... More 

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