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Point Sublime

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North Rim Dr., Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Great place to watch the sun set

We only had the one night in the park and were told to take the tram out get a good view. We asked... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
doodlebugakj
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Seattle, WA
Point sublime

We got a new BMW x3 and thought we'd go there. Stopped at the back country office and they... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2017
WalkSoftlyTours
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Scottsdale, AZ
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North Rim Dr., Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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"high clearance"
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"regular car"
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"park road"
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had the one night in the park and were told to take the tram out get a good view. We asked the bus driver and he said to get off here. Less crowded than the last stop and stunning views and boy was...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

We got a new BMW x3 and thought we'd go there. Stopped at the back country office and they recommended we not try it this year and recommended fire point instead. We went to fire point. The x3 awd did my just fine, but we...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2016

BUT...primitive road conditions vary and change over time. I can't address the alternative road to get there...only the one that leaves from from about a mile or two from the North Rim Visitor's center. In mid-October, there were a couple of sections that were a...More

4  Thank Antediluvian
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

We stopped at the Back Country Office, chatted with the ranger and paid our camping fee. He suggested driving in on the park road, and leaving on the alternate route provided by the rangers at the Visitor Center. We drove in on the National Park...More

6  Thank Danny C
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is so far the most remote area I've camped so far - and the most spectacular. Camp right on the rim and experience near 360 view access. There is a vault toilet but no water. A back country permit is required. I would not...More

2  Thank Lisa W
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

I did this in an AWD Kia Sorento and had no trouble using the alternate route provided by the back country office. Sure the road was rough, but this routing, which puts you 6 miles from the point, is in far better shape than the...More

4  Thank RLaurenceDavis
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Reviewed December 27, 2015

I loved the views. We drove in after rain storms in my Ford F150. Nothing special with my truck. We went in on the park road. It was bad but not impassable. Coming out we drove north to the exit out of the park. A...More

2  Thank tedpatewinslow
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Reviewed September 12, 2015

We went to Point Sublime in an AWD Traverse after stopping at the Backcountry Permit office to get a map and recommendations. You should really talk with the rangers first to check the condition of the road. There are 2 main ways you can get...More

4  Thank winindc
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Reviewed September 11, 2015

I will start by saying that the road to get there should not be attempted by anything other than a true 4WD truck-based SUV or 4WD pick-up truck. Don't even think of trying it with a crossover, unless you've replaced the suspension system with off-road...More

3  Thank stephanos99
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Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

I did a lot of research about Point Sublime before I went. The fact that high clearance vehicle is required to get there was a concern, mostly because I didn't know how challenging the trail would be. I had absolutely no problem getting there in...More

9  Thank Dennis W
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Justin F
March 13, 2017|
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Response from Danny C | Reviewed this property |
About a mile north of the hotel...on the west side of the road in a cul de sac. Easy to find and is marked with signage. Definitely worth the stop even if you are not going to Point Sublime. The ranger has all kinds of... More
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Kim L
July 26, 2015|
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Response from Danny C | Reviewed this property |
I believe so and most likely would be a rough but fun trip. Be prepared though with a saw, water and spare tire...you may need all the above. Worth the trip though...
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mountainwench
July 21, 2015|
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Response from Danny C | Reviewed this property |
I would think probably so, but stop in the back country office and talk to the ranger on duty.
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