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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.
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More Beauty than you can imagine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Livingston, Texas
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Livingston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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317 reviews 317 reviews
12 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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 

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Airdrie, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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 

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Santa Teresa, New Mexico
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49 reviews 49 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.

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Prescott, Arizona
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

to start a Rim to Rim Hike The North Rim is a great place to start off at.Stay over night in a cabin to get an early start at 5 AM. The North Rim View is so Different then the South Rim. The Climb down is fairly steep and your First chance for water and rest is at the Ranger... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Family of five with teens and a 7 yr old. We loved our trip. Some hikes were too much for our 7 yr old and I had to hold him tightly in some places...more to calm my nerves than his, but we had a fantastic time. Crowds weren't bad in early June. We had a rim cabin with a rollaway... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

What a place, what a view!!!! Plan on a minimum of 3 days to just see and walk a minimum of sights. Well worth the extra miles. Dine at the lodge, maybe it isn't 4 forks kind of food, but with th as t view, who cares.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Drove from LA verkin Utah and back in one day. Drove whole north loop, got out everywhere. Look ts of nice, short hikes to spectacular scenery. Every stop is worth it. My brother, who had seen the south rim, didn't want to go initially. He liked this much better than the south.

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Georgetown, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Most people plan their visit to the Grand Canyon 6 months in advance. We had 6 weeks. We were camping and I wanted to be inside the North Rim park. Having visited the south rim in high school, I wanted to give my children the gift of the North Rim remoteness. It was amazing! Even thought the campground and lodge... More 

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