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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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We didnt plan on going here at first we just needed to waste some time when we were about an hour and a half away. So we decided on making the trip to the North Rim. We did had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Enoch
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We didnt plan on going here at first we just needed to waste some time when we were about an hour and a half away. So we decided on making the trip to the North Rim. We did had our two kids ages 5 and 3 with us. And we went to all the look out areas with them. Definitely... More 

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Brandon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were fulfilling a bucket list item by staying in one of the cabins at this historic lodge. Very disappointed in the lack of maintaining such a beautiful and historic building. So different from the south rim's El Tovar. I will say that the outdoor terraces are wonderful but lack of staff to serve guests meant a long wait for... More 

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San Francisco
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Getting to the North Rim really takes months of advance planning and you have to pick the right time of the year to go, hit or miss with the wild fires. The North Rim is higher elevation and you feel it when you start walking around. While it takes a long time to drive to any highlighted destinations on the... More 

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Dunnellon, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

don't miss the north rim. understated! there is a fantastic hike just behind the lodge. it's not a strenuous hike, but we did run a little out of breath 'cos of the altitude. but you can stop along the way.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The North Rim is so beautiful and much less crowded than the south rim. The North Rim lodge is beautiful and has very comfortable patio and indoor seating with huge picture windows for canyon views.

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1 Thank Ted A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at a small cabin right on the edge of the canyon. So much wildlife and fabulous views! The hiking was amazing and not as crowded as the south rim. Well worth the trip!!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Vegas for work and came a day early to see the Grand Canyon. It was about a 4 hour drive to either the North or the South Rim so we just had to decide which one we wanted to do more. I got a lot of really mixed signals online trying to find the best place but... More 

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Sierra Vista
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The North Rim of Grand Canyon is a completely different world than the South Rim. Significantly fewer crowds make for a better experience and the elevation makes for more spectacular views. The extra drive is well worth the time. You won't regret it!

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Thank Paula B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During our trip we wanted to include Zion National Park as well as the Grand Canyon so we decided to drive to the North Rim hearing from others that it's a different experience. A nice quiet drive with places to pull off for photo opportunities. The park itself is kind of quiet even with a large amount of visitors. Multiple... More 

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A little hard to get to but well worth the drive ! We stayed at the North Rim Lodge in a western cabin and were pleasantly surprised as to how clean and nice it was. It is still a cabin but was fun to rough it for a night. The lodge and main dining room are right on the rim... More 

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