Grand Canyon North Rim

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Grand Canyon North Rim
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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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Munir D
Toronto, Canada609 contributions
Couples
We flew by helicopter from the south to the north rim. The flight was awesome because we got to comprehend the sweeping views of the South to North Grand Canyon from within the valley. The colours of this side of the Canyon are rich and vibrant with layers of red present in the steep and deep Canyon walls speckled with the dark green of trees and shrubs.

The helicopter ride by Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours took us from the South Rim to the North Rim which was a 45 minute flight. The pilot was friendly and there was a commentary which informed us of the main points of interest. The paid $50 upgrade to the front row is a good option but this depends on one’s weight. My wife was fortunate to get the front seat.

This was a great way to see the magnificent Grand Canyon.

Munir D.
Written July 13, 2022
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Leanna N
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This was my first experience at the Grand Canyon. We saw the North Rim and then the next day saw the South Rim. I don't know if it's just because we saw the north side first or what but I think I almost liked the north rim more! We came early in the morning and it was SO quiet and peaceful. It was beautiful, breath taking. Bright angel point was beautiful. It was a beautiful mix of forest and canyon.
Written February 6, 2022
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crpcvp
Hernando, FL16 contributions
We stayed at lake Powers r and decided to visit North Rim for a day.
We heard that sunset at North Rim was uniquely beautiful. So we got on the internet and saw if there’s any room at the lodge available. No room was available because guests reserved 6 months to one year in advance. So we decided to drive there away and would visit during the day. Luckily when we got there one room for two was just canceled. We booked it immediately at 9.30 am.
Wow! What an evening! Beautiful sunset! Great drink and dinner with beautiful view outdoor. We will never forgot that unplanned evening even though we had to buy necessities for bedding and mics for the night at the lodge.
Written January 8, 2020
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SurfingDoc
East Coast, US147 contributions
Couples
I am going to be in the minority here and say that I much prefer the South Rim to the North Rim.

The North Rim was high on my list of places to see. I absolutely love the South Rim, so the thought of another view of the canyon in a very peaceful place was great.

Here’s the problem with the North Rim. Yes, fewer people visit - but it is a much smaller space and you will not have peace until well after sunset. People are clamoring for the small viewpoints, the small trails, and the few food options. You cannot get away from the crowd unless you hike pretty far away. We stayed at the lodge in a beautiful Western Rim View cabin and didn’t have quiet until after 9 PM. At the South Rim, if you’re willing to walk a bit, you can easily find beautifully quiet, peaceful places, and the canyon just seeps into your soul.

The canyon is beautiful everywhere, of course, but the views from the South Rim are awe-inspiring. Here, well…not as much. Point Imperial, off Cape Royal Road, is worth seeing - it’s spectacular. In addition, you can see lights across the canyon from the North Rim. Some might find that interesting, but for me it takes away some of the wild feeling.

Glad we saw the North Rim, but I feel no desire to return.
Written June 13, 2021
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Dennis C
Encinitas, CA84 contributions
Frontier Cabin – Rim View
Cabins are still quite rustic but adequate. The less you expect, the more adequate they will appear. If the temperatures are moderate, the cabins will be more comfortable. A ceiling fan and window breeze are the only way to cool the cabin. There is a small fridge and a k-cup coffee maker which is a big plus. Take an extension cord to reach the single outlet provided. Our cabin had a small table with bench seating. Seating was also available on the sleeper sofa in the attached bunk room, and of course on the bed. The bathroom was very small with a cruise ship size shower and tiny wash bowl. Water temperature is warm at best. Our bed was soft and bouncy, so if your bed mate is a restless sleeper, you will be too! Our “rim view” cabin did not have much of a view through the rather heavy brush! Access to these cabins would be difficult for people with mobility issues even with the available porter service. One might consider the convenience of the larger Western cabins which, while pricey, are much larger and conveniently located to the lodge and its amenities.
Written July 28, 2022
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Zoom_Gotti
Henderson, NV1,380 contributions
I can't get enough of this site. Mouth-gaping views of Wotan's Throne and the Vishnu Temple from Cape Royal. In fact, one drive you must do here is along the Cape Royal Road making a stop at every designated overlook or pullout with interpretive signage. Seems redundant but the views from each point are somewhat different. The Angel's Window is a stunner. Also head to Point Imperial where you see across the canyon to the east entry of the South Rim. Things appeared slow this summer; there are visitors but not as many as in previous times. Since tour groups are not in the equation now, you might be able to rent a cabin by the rim for a couple of nights at a reasonable price. Some services are shutdown and those that are open seem to run for fewer hours. Restaurant food is available for takeaway at the Saloon in the main complex. Other supplies can be bought at the store in the campground area. But don't misjudge the distance if you choose to walk to the store from the rim area. It's more than a mile on either of two trails, one following the rim, the other alongside the main roadway. Trails are open and far less crowded than in past years. So do some hiking, if only for a short distance. Roosevelt Point offers a short trail with amazing views. And parking shouldn't be a challenge. Always be alert for summer thunderstorms. There's a threat usually every afternoon from mid to late summer.
Written July 26, 2020
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BrownsburgBoiler
Brownsburg, IN75 contributions
We enjoyed our visit to Grand Canyon North Rim National Park. We have visited the south rim many times and found the North Rim a very different experience. The higher elevation allowed us to see over the south rim that made the view very different than the south rim. The day we visited in June there were very few folks here. We did not see any large tour buses. We especially enjoyed the walk on the trail at Cape Royal. It was a paved and level path and very easy to push my wife to the great views. It is now one of our favorite handicap accessible trails of all time! I highly recommend the drive to Cape Royal and the outstanding views. It was great for my wife to enjoy the "solitude" and view at this location from her wheelchair.
Written June 26, 2022
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B-and-B-Explorers
Richardson, TX165 contributions
This is the quiet and peaceful side of the Grand Canyon. If I could choose only one, I would choose North Rim. The pine trees are shady and lovely and smell wonderful. Our little cabin was just steps from the rim. The lodge is a wonderful place to watch the colors of sunset on the canyon walls. Cabin guests, including us, were quietly out at sunrise to see the morning colors. Worth setting your alarm to see.

However, improvement is greatly needed on the check-in procedures. It took an extraordinarily long time to check in and the line stretched out of the lodge. Surely some of the paperwork could be done online before arrival! We almost missed our dinner reservations due to the long check in time.
Written June 8, 2022
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otownrob
orlando222 contributions
Imagine seeing your favorite band in an intimate 200 seat club. Now imagine seeing them in a 20,000 seat arena with pulsing lights & explosions. That's the north/south rim difference. They're each incredible in their own way. See both.
Written June 28, 2021
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Fred F
Jasper, TN394 contributions
The Grand Canyon without all the Crowds - That's the North RIM.
We were only there for a afternoon but delighted at the massiveness of the Grand Canyon. Mountains in the center of the canyon were said to be 60+ miles away and were in pretty clear sight. We ventured out onto the Bright Angel Path way to a point out into the canyon. This walk will make you tingle all over as you see the shear drops to your side. Beautiful views. A visit to the lodge was nice as well . The sandwiches at the deli were also good. I'd go back in a minute.
Written October 1, 2021
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