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“North Rim Awsome :o)~” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand Canyon North Rim

Grand Canyon North Rim
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Owner description: 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.
San Antonio, Texas
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“North Rim Awsome :o)~”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2010

Stayed at the North Rim Aug 2 - 7 Drove 1500 miles worth every mile. The North Rim Campground was awsome and the views were more than awsome. Hiked more than 8 trails the toughest being North Kaibab trail the trail is extremely strenuous and the curious need to be cautious be prepaired. Made it almost to the Roaring Springs but decided to stop on the trail looking down and across to the falls took me 9.5 hours round trip tough. If going you have to see #7 widforss trail, #9 cape royal trail, # 10 cliff springs trail, # 11 cape final trail, # 13 point imperial trail, #1 bright angel point trail & the # 4 north kaibab trail the hardest. Meet allot great people and was mostly quiet at night. If going next time i'll be going around the 2 week in sept next yr due to allot noise from family sites at night. Found a great spot on the canyon for great sunset pics on a rock that extended out in the canyon about 40ft awsome. I'll never forget this trip from point A to B. Found out some cool information along the way if others wana save money. Be sure and plan your trip 6mo in advance due to sites are very hard to find. All in all was awsome and will return again very very soon, The campsites are all shaded, showers were great not bad $ 1.50 for 6-8 min, What can I say this was an awsome experiance and will return again next year for sure God willing.

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“NORTH RIM AWESOME”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2010

Fabulous and Beautiful. FLy into Las Vegas(McCarran Airport). About 5 hours scenic route to North Rim, Grand Canyon. Take time to stop and take pictures. North Rim Grand Canyon Lodge sits on the edge of the G.C. AWESOME VIEW!! We stayed in log cabins. Very basic and very clean. Electricity. Temperatures drop to 50's at night. Bring a sweatshirt. 100 yards from the Lodge. Gift shop, saloon, deli and Lodge restaurant(make reservations for dinner or you will be eating at 9:30p). We also did the COOKOUT EXPERIENCE for dinner one night. Food was good. Entertainment was good. We hike UNCLE JIM's trail. Thru the forest to an OUTRAGEOUS VIEW of the CANYON!! My 12y and 13y had no problems hiking this. Well worth it!!

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“Fabulous view from lodge; much less crowded than South Rim”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2010

My family and I visited the South Rim three years ago. We wanted to see the other side! The North Rim is an easy drive from Las Vegas. We stayed overnight at Jacob Lake Inn. Very rustic - one step above camping, really. Big selling point: a/c. It's cool at night, but if you have allergies, as I do, opening the windows is not an option! Clean place and friendly staff. The North Rim seems "smaller" than the South Rim in the sense that there isn't a shuttle system or as many official points to visit. But you feel so much closer to the Canyon, because the Lodge and amenities sit right on the edge. It's truly a "grand" experience! Dinner in the Lodge was nice (you might need reservations), but breakfast was even better. There is a buffet at breakfast - don't miss the French Toast Casserole - and the coffee is excellent. Great service. The cabins, while we didn't stay there, looked really nice. My husband and son took the half-day mule ride down into the Canyon and had a fantastic time. The company is Canyon Trail Rides out of Tropic, Utah. It was easy to get reservations just a few weeks in advance, as opposed to a year out on the South Rim. Overall, the North Rim is much more serene than the South Rim. I would highly recommend the area to anyone - tourists to hikers, etc.

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“Stunning views and worth the trip...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2010

We had a couple of days here at North Rim Lodge.
It can be seen from the South Rim and we wanted to see the canyon from the north side.
The North Rim is at a higher elevation it is only open from mid May due to the snow that can cover the highway into the park.
Our stay was a week after the park opened and it still had plenty of snow on the ground but brilliant weather.There are many fir trees here and gives the canyon an alpine feel.
Places to stay were basically sold out for the season, so keep that in mind if you need a room or a camping spot in the park.

There are several short walks and hikes from the Lodge,one is Bright Angel Point near the entrance.The other round trip walk to a lookout from the lodge is along a narrow trail with outstanding views.

We took a very strenuous return hike on the North Kaibab Trail to Roaring Springs and it is a hike that took a lot of time and energy.
Not for everyone, however even a very short hike on this trail would give you a different perspective of the canyon.(There is a mule ride down to Supai Tunnel and back that can be booked at the Lodge).
The day was fine, not too hot and as it is recommended NOT to hike beyond this point in one day, we started early with lots of water, snacks, sun cream, hats etc to help make it a safe and enjoyable day hike.

We understood why it is recommended not to go beyond Roaring Springs.....
It took us about 9 hours with a descent/ascent of about 3000ft into the canyon.
Water was only available at Supai Tunnel as the pipes to Roaring Springs had not been opened at this time.
If you are planning to do any of the hikes, be sure to visit the Park visitor centre for the latest information on hiking into or around the canyon.
We were so glad we found out about the water supply and planned accordingly.
The Springs are aptly named as the waterfalls roar out of the rock face and is amazing to see.

Point Imperial and Cape Royal are reached via a winding scenic drive and to see both points can easily take half a day, so allow enough time for this.
There are several lookouts and some paved, short walks suitable for everyone that give different views into the canyon.
The Colorado river can be seen here snaking through the canyon, if only on a small scale.

The North Rim is worth the long drive and has the most stunning views.
Aside from the walks, the lodge and surrounds are so peaceful we could have stayed much longer.
The ever changing hues on the canyon walls throughout the day is just outstanding.
So glad we made the trip.

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“great family day - just too short!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2010

As we expected, the North Rim was beautiful. We visited with three small children on a day trip from near Kanab, UT. The drive in and of itself was quite beautiful through the Kaibab Forest. Gas and basic amenities are available at Kanab, Jacob Lake (about half way), and just north of the park entrance. We walked the trail right behind the visitor center with our children, ate at the lodge, and then visited a couple of the overlooks. A good destination with kids.

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