Grand Canyon North Rim
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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  • sefastar
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking
    I debated on which side to visit this trip. I’ve been to the west side which is a closer drive from Vegas. The north rim was absolutely gorgeous. We were there for sunset and it was breathtaking. We also saw some Bison and their babies on the way there. It’s pretty secluded drive but worth it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 July 2023
  • LadyJLasVegas
    Las Vegas, Nevada314 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grand Canyon North Rim and Cape Royal
    The lodge area is always crowded. There are plenty of trails, but if you're not into hiking (and at 78, that's me) instead, take a drive out to Cape Royal and walk the paved path to the end. Great views and not a hard walk.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 September 2023
  • sunrise99
    654 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    North Rim Grand Canyon
    Wow. We saw amazing views across the Canyon at sunrise and sunset. Interesting to see the changing light on the rocks. It was quite cool early morning and at night but pleasantly warm through the day. We enjoyed walking through the forest with some surprise views of the canyon. We went out to Point Imperial and Cape Royale which give stunning views.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 September 2023
  • Michelle500_12
    Lone Jack, Missouri40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    North Rim info. Beautiful
    Awesome! We did several short hikes. All easy. Angel’s Window was our favorite. We stayed until sunset. A few clouds made it gorgeous. If you are staying in Page please drive cautiously going back in the dark. We came upon a car that had hit a deer. There’s no cell service most of the park road. As soon as we had service we called 911 for them. You certainly don’t want to walk at night. There’s several neat stops on the way also. Bring water and snacks as North Lodge stores and eats are pricey. Gas is too. Very much worth the drive out. A must see.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 October 2023
  • Cryptic_Tourist
    Saint Louis, Missouri968 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket list item
    This was our first stop on our girls trip and was well worth the extra driving to get to it. Like I had read before, the north rim was very quiet compared to the much busier south rim of the Grand Canyon and it made for a much better introduction to the beauty of the canyon. We did the short hike from the visitor’s center and got great views. Just know that it shuts down mid October so if you need services you will be out of luck until Spring.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 October 2023
  • dixiepeach
    Kansas City, Missouri9,492 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful vistas
    The north rim offers beautiful and dramatic views of the canyon. Sunsets can be beautiful from the lodge there. Sunrise is truly spectacular if you drive to Cape Royal; you can get some amazing photos from there. Be careful driving as there are many deer in the area.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 October 2023
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Sunsetbum
Matthews, NC334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This place was amazing. It’s a bit out of the way but well worth it! We visited the west end and was not impressed at all but this is totally different!
Written 27 October 2023
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dixiepeach
Kansas City, MO9,492 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The north rim offers beautiful and dramatic views of the canyon. Sunsets can be beautiful from the lodge there. Sunrise is truly spectacular if you drive to Cape Royal; you can get some amazing photos from there. Be careful driving as there are many deer in the area.
Written 24 October 2023
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S w
Hebron, KY3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The Bryce Best Western offers a convenient location near Bryce Canyon, making it an excellent choice for exploring the area. While the rooms are decent, they provide a comfortable stay. It's a solid option for travelers seeking proximity to the natural beauty of Bryce Canyon. A little pricy but deals can be found for a good rate.
Written 22 October 2023
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Cryptic_Tourist
Saint Louis, MO968 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
This was our first stop on our girls trip and was well worth the extra driving to get to it. Like I had read before, the north rim was very quiet compared to the much busier south rim of the Grand Canyon and it made for a much better introduction to the beauty of the canyon. We did the short hike from the visitor’s center and got great views. Just know that it shuts down mid October so if you need services you will be out of luck until Spring.
Written 19 October 2023
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Michelle500_12
Lone Jack, MO40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Awesome! We did several short hikes. All easy. Angel’s Window was our favorite.
We stayed until sunset. A few clouds made it gorgeous. If you are staying in Page please drive cautiously going back in the dark. We came upon a car that had hit a deer. There’s no cell service most of the park road. As soon as we had service we called 911 for them. You certainly don’t want to walk at night.
There’s several neat stops on the way also.
Bring water and snacks as North Lodge stores and eats are pricey. Gas is too.
Very much worth the drive out. A must see.
Written 3 October 2023
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Ellisu
Baton Rouge, LA36 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Perhaps it’s better with snow on the ground but skip if you are just going for a couple of hours to visit
Written 29 September 2023
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Dan C
19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The sunsets and sunrises are a must! Spectacular colors when clouds are along the horizon. Recommend Cape Royal Rd rain or shine. We happened to drive the rd when it had rained and fog filled the canyon, however there was enough of a breeze that the fog would come and go and act like a curtain and all the sudden the canyon view would just appear in a few minutes, then the fog would close the view. Several short hikes out to majestic views are available along the drive. Be sure and drive to the top to see the Angels wings cut through and hike Cliff Springs!

If you are one of those people who must be glued to their phone for the internet, email, or texting forget about that stuff and just use your camera to capture the scenery!!!! Wi-Fi is almost nonexistent and service is sketchy, but that doesn’t matter take in the sights man!!!! Wi-Fi on the South Rim is fine.

If you’re an avid hiker and in shape highly recommend the Rim to Rim hike from North Rim to the South Rim. It is an all day starting about 4:00 in the morning to 6:00 at night but so worth it!!!! Skip Phantom Ranch in my opinion and skip their famous lemonade, to sweet for my taste. Be prepared to take many breaks along the way and whichever direction you end up starting and going be prepared for a difficult and challenging climb back up out of the canyon!!!! The sense of accomplishment is phenomenal!!!! This was the reason for our visit to GC. I trained for 9 months and lost 30lbs and haven’t been in this good of shape since I played sports in high school!!!!
Written 27 September 2023
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sunrise99
Yorkshire654 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Wow. We saw amazing views across the Canyon at sunrise and sunset. Interesting to see the changing light on the rocks. It was quite cool early morning and at night but pleasantly warm through the day. We enjoyed walking through the forest with some surprise views of the canyon. We went out to Point Imperial and Cape Royale which give stunning views.
Written 23 September 2023
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Gary R
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Stayed in what they call motel room. No AC, no wifi, no microwave. Only a bed and table with two chairs. Bathroom very small, RV size shower. Thank goodness there was a ceiling fan. Got to go about a 1/4 mile for ice. Food is very expensive. Glad not here in July!. From Flagstaff it's about 5 hours to the North rim. Where the south rim is just a little more than 1 hour.
Written 6 September 2023
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LadyJLasVegas
Las Vegas, NV314 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The lodge area is always crowded. There are plenty of trails, but if you're not into hiking (and at 78, that's me) instead, take a drive out to Cape Royal and walk the paved path to the end. Great views and not a hard walk.
Written 3 September 2023
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