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Grand Canyon North Rim

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Grand Canyon North Rim Bar 10 Deluxe Air and...
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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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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Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Everyone needs to see the Grand Canyon at least once in their lifetime--it is very humbling. However, it is a long drive to get into the park, and even then, another 15 miles to the Cape Royal Lookout point which, IMHO, is the most beautiful view. Checked it off my to-do list, but will be going to smaller, less crowded... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Views are different than south rim. I visited in last week of October when all facilities were closed. I spent around 5 hours during daytime and left the area hours before sunset as it is a very remote area with very few people and all facilities were closed. With sun in front all the time taking pictures in north rim... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Grand Canyon has been on my bucket list for ages. We were planning a trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks and did not realize at first that the North Rim Grand Canyon Park was a reasonable addition to the trip. The drive was scenic and even though the park's facilities had closed for the season, we were... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I'm so glad we decided to take the detour on our drive from Kanab to our intended destination of the South Rim. The drive to the North Rim from Jacob's Lake was amazing, especially in October with brilliant aspens in full fall splendor! The North Rim was certainly quieter but just as beautiful as the South, and I appreciate experiencing... More

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