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Jun 30, 2019 - Point Imperial

Grand Canyon North Rim Today took us to Point Imperial and Angels Window – well worth the drive! Point Imperial is over 8800’ high and right on the rim. This is the highest viewpoint on the North Rim. Further down the road are Cape Royal and Angels Window. We had the unique experience of walking out over this natural arch (Angels Window) to a viewpoint with spectacular views of this canyon’s wonders. We could see the Colorado River far below. We then returned to Point Imperial and had a delightful picnic in the woods listening to the birds...

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Jun 29, 2019 - The canyon at its best

Grand Canyon North Rim We played tourist today by taking lots of pictures. The scenery is incredible. The cabins have small decks with rocking chairs. We enjoyed sitting on Tom’s deck as he had a magnificent view of the canyon. Ours had a “partial view”. We also had a disheartening experience. While coming back up a trail, we heard a harsh call and a white blur flew past us followed by a stricken young girl crying in horror as her pet bird, perhaps a cockatiel, escaped. She screamed for her dad and they went tearing after the bird but the...

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Jun 28, 2019 - Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge

Grand Canyon North Rim The address of the Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim is quite literally “End of AZ-67”. When tourists think of the Grand Canyon, they go to the South Rim which has a very nice visitor Center, a Museum, a number of hotels and eating places and a small village. The North Rim has nothing except the Grand Canyon Lodge and cabins - the only structures on this side. It is visited by only 10% of all Grand Canyon visitors. Sandi’s brother Tom has wanted to stay here for years but scoring a reservation is a challenge. We finally...

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Sep 26, 2017 - Grand Canyon North Rim

The Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim offers a serene Grand Canyon experience. It is more remote and less developed than the South Rim, and so it attracts far fewer tourists. Many people think its viewpoints are the most spectacular, since they are located at a higher elevation. The North Rim forms the edge of the Kaibab Plateau, with elevation ranging from 8,000-8,800 feet above sea level. Access is via Hwy 67, through a majestic conifer forest and past scenic Jacob Lake. The drive is beautiful, even before you reach the national...

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2017 RV Adventure

Jun 21, 2017 - INCREDIBLE!!

Today was probably one of the most incredible days of scenery yet! Today we traveled to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Now the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is by far a beautiful place, but the scenery from the North Rim is incredible. The North Rim is more primitive and rugged than the South. Even the lodge on the North is more picturesque than anything on the South. We started the day by taking a small detour to visit Pipe Spring National Monument. Pipe Springs was declared a National Monument in 1923. It is where Brigham Young sent...

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Utah and Back

Jun 5, 2017 - Grand Canyon's North Rim

Mon., June 5th – What better way to celebrate our 48th anniversary than to revisit the Grand Canyon with lunch at the beautiful Grand Lodge. This was our first time to see the views from the North Rim. They were every bit as awe inspiring as the South Rim with fewer people and a little cooler temps. We walked Bright Angel Point and Imperial Point before heading back to Page to do another sunset hike to Horseshoe Bend.

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Oct 16, 2016 - North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park

Today we got up early and are headed to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It is an 80 mile drive from Kanab, UT, where we are camping. The North Rim is less visited by far than the South Rim, more remote, higher in altitude at 8,000 feet, at least 10 degrees colder, open Mid-May to mid-October, and closed by snow for half the year. We have never been and we really wanted to go! The Lodge at the North Rim closes for the season after breakfast TODAY, and we are headed there. We left at 7 AM, and when we crossed the state border we gained an...

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Nov 15, 2014 - Southern Utah Photography Tour Part 3

Our last day of the photography tour was to catch sunrise at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. After getting up at 0400 and making the 80+ mile drive to North Rim, AZ to see the Grand Canyon from the other side, we were greeted by low clouds/fog at Bright Angel Point. There were so many clouds that the view of the canyon and the horizon was obscured at sunrise so the only thing we could do was wait to see if the clouds/fog would lift or burn off. Good thing come to those who wait. While the clouds never completely left, there were breaks...

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2014 Cross Country 2

Sep 25, 2014 - Roaring Springs

The North Kaibab Trail is the only maintained trail from the North Rim that can take you all the way down to the Colorado River. It is 15 miles one way to the river—with over a mile drop in elevation—and NOT a day hike. However, there are several destinations that make great day hikes. Do be aware that the trail begins at 8,000 feet in elevation, and therefore is pretty strenuous hiking back out no matter how you look at it! A 1/2 mile from the trailhead is Coconino Overlook, two miles from the rim, is the Supai Tunnel. This is the turning...

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2014 RV Adventure

Sep 23, 2014 - Grand Canyon NP (North Rim)

The Grand Canyon North Rim offers a serene and enthralling Grand Canyon experience. It is more remote and less developed than the South Rim, and so it attracts far fewer tourists. Many people think its viewpoints are the most spectacular, since they are located at a higher elevation. The North Rim forms the edge of the Kaibab Plateau, with elevation ranging from 8,000-8,800 feet above sea level. Access is via Hwy 67, through a majestic conifer forest and past scenic Jacob Lake. The drive is beautiful, even before you reach the national...

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2014 RV Adventure

Jul 19, 2013 - 7/10-7/13, Wednesday-Saturday, Grand Canyon, North Rim, AZ

7/10 - On our drive from Nipton, we went through Las Vegas (not impressed), Nevada, then entered Arizona, then north a bit into Utah, then back down into AZ again. When we first entered AZ, we went through a mountain pass on I-15 that had me in tears, it was so, so awesomely beautiful! (The pictures, however, are quite blah, so am not posting.) When we arrived at the North Rim Campground, the first thing we did was walk to the edge of the CG and get my first glimpse of the canyon. Awesome! But it was just a taste. The next day and the next...

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Sep 29, 2012 - Out on the rim

The sunrises early here in northern Arizona, mostly due to the lack of Daylight Savings Time, and so did we. After a quick breakfast we packed the cooler, threw it in the Vue and started on the 45 mile journey to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The quaking aspens along the way were displaying their best fall colors, from gold to red. Mixed in with the conifer forest it was quite a sight. We also passed through many miles of charred trees, a result of a major fire in 2006. Lost were thousands of acres of Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pine,...

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