We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Activities: Hiking
Description: Word of mouth has that the more remote, harder to get to and therefore...
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.
read more
Visit Grand Canyon North Rim like an insider
Special Offer
$149*
and up
Grand Canyon Landmarks Tour by Airplane
Top Rated
$256*
and up
45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 744 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 603
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Amazing

I stopped at the Grand Canyon with a few friends, and it was the most amazing place I've been in the U.S.. The Grand Canyon is a must see, and the sun set is beautiful. My eyes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
BooksbyrobynHowzell
,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Add Photo Write a Review

744 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I stopped at the Grand Canyon with a few friends, and it was the most amazing place I've been in the U.S.. The Grand Canyon is a must see, and the sun set is beautiful. My eyes were wide open at the beauty of it all. It was absolutely breathtaking. We walked the trail about three miles down, but turned... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I was here towards the beginning of fall 2013. I have to say it was the right decision as the temperature was just right. Took a heli tour of the place, which I would recommend. Its one thing to see it from ground and its another thing to have an eagle eye view of it. The heli tour would cost... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sebastian, Florida
Top Contributor
537 reviews 537 reviews
211 attraction reviews
399 helpful votes 399 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

For those of you who wish to see the North Rim, it's not open yet. We drove all the way up, only to find the road closed off after about a mile. We returned to a store and were told the road wouldn't open until May 15, if I remember correctly. I'm assuming it's a great place to see from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Go early and pack a lunch! Try to get there when gates open so you can park close to the visitor center. You have got to watch the 22 minute video atthe VC! Very well done and so informative. Take the blue bus to the end where you connect to the red bus that takes you to all the scenic... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

North Rim was brilliant. We were only there for a night between Zion and Las Vegas. Loved the Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge. Did a walk to the edge of the rim to catch the sunrise over the canyon. It was serene and IMMENSE. Makes you realize how small you are in the bigger scheme of things. Going back this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Livingston, Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is another place where you need hours upon hours to really get the feel of the park. Early morning was a good time to be there, but even if the smoke is around, its still magnificent!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
320 reviews 320 reviews
12 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Getting there is a bit challenging because it is a long drive which ends up on a small road which you have to backtrack on to leave. Having said that, I do not ever recall seeing more deer along the road anywhere else in America. Except for the Park center, no services exist which are less than two hours away.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Airdrie, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The North Rim is the place to go if you wish to experience the Grand Canyon the way is used to be. Smaller crowds, a much more rustic feel. For my Western Canadian friends, it is like comparing Jasper or Waterton to Banff. The only caution I have is that there are very few guard rails or fences anywhere here... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We arrived at the north rim just as the sun was going on. We climbed up on some rocks (other tourists were gasping at how crazy they though we were) to wait for the clouds to break, but, sadly, the never did. We did get some good photos but as we were driving away, I decided we had to get... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Santa Teresa, New Mexico
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Take this tour. It includes 3 stops to take pictures which is plenty of time. The driver was very insightful and informative.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Grand Canyon North Rim also viewed

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
 
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
 

Been to Grand Canyon North Rim? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Grand Canyon North Rim and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 months ago
Mississauga, Canada
2 months ago

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Grand Canyon North Rim staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?