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Grand Canyon North Rim

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Address: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Phone Number: 928-638-7888
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Word of mouth has that the more remote, harder to get to and therefore less...

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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This was our first time at the North rim. The road to the canyon is very interesting if you take your time and take in all the flora and fauna. The canyon is, in my opinion, not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
World T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first time at the North rim. The road to the canyon is very interesting if you take your time and take in all the flora and fauna. The canyon is, in my opinion, not quite as breathtaking as the south rim, but even so, very beautiful in its own right. The walk around the rim is a... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Skip the crowds at the South Rim and visit the North Rim of the Grand Canyon! You have beautiful views, hiking trails, you're surrounded by the Kaibab National Forest, and you can actually spend the night up on the rim in the cabins. Do yourself a favor and take my advice!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having hiked the whole way from North to South rim, I can definitely attest that the North Rim is my favorite for it's greater diversity and stunning views. I hiked down with the Wildland Trekking company and it was cloudy at first during our initial descent but as those clouds parted my breath was taken away by the greenery and... More 

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Silverdale, Washington
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little less accessible and not open year around the North Rim has the best views in my opinion. Great for photographers and those who want less crowds.

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited both rims and would recommend visiting the North Rim first. Much more remote and spectacular with none of the transport facilities or shops etc. Higher and more spectacular than the south rim. Very few visitors but a herd of Bison as a bonus. Very limited facilities but no crowd pressure.

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3 Thank Hugh C
Seattle
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much less crowded and commercialized than the South Rim. Amazing hiking with stunning views every turn. Need to be there in person to fully appreciate the grandeur.

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1 Thank Sea G
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a spectacular view... we didn't have as much time as would have liked but were able to hike a few trails..plan to go back

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India
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169 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in such a dilemma on choosing South or North rim to visit. The North turned out to be such a brilliant decision. fewer people, you get the place to yourself. Totally stunning

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Kenton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the age of 65, I made my first trip to the Grand Canyon. With college roommates and my penpal from France. How could this be anything but WONDERFUL? The canyon was more than I had imagined, and I had imagined for a long time. We visited in late May and the weather was quite changeable. Warm, cool, a little... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The North Rim trail is full of views and adventures and opportunities to learn about the geology and life. 4-5 miles. We walked it all; I was on crutches. We took lots of water (a MUST), trail mix, and sandwich fixings to eat on the way. Views are gobsmackingly spectacular. No shuttle bus when we were there. We were there... More 

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