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Grand Canyon, North Rim — Photo Collection
Around five million people a year view the mile deep Grand Canyon in Arizona at two National Park Locations—the South Rim and North Rim—and at the Hualapai Indian Reservation at Grand Canyon West.
The North Rim has a shorter season, is more wild and secluded, is the most difficult to get to and consequentially the least visited. Just ten miles across the canyon from the more accessible South Rim, the North Rim is 220 miles away by car and 1000 feet higher. The North Rim has a shorter season because Highway 67 is closed by heavy snow from late October to mid-May each year.
The North Rim Visitor Center and Grand Canyon Lodge, on the rim, are typically the first stop for visitors. Bright Angel Point is a quarter mile walk from the lodge with a spectacular nearly 360° view of the confluence of Transept Canyon and Roaring Springs Canyon.
Point Imperial — the highest point in Grand Canyon National Park (8,803 feet) — is a short drive, about 11 miles, from the lodge. Backtrack to Cape Royal Road which proceeds through Walhalla Plateau to end about 23 miles from the lodge and visitor center. View stops along the way are at Vista Encantada, Roosevelt Point, Walhalla Overlook and Cape Royal with its rock formation known as Angels Window.
Enjoy photos below from each mentioned location.
North Rim of the Grand Canyon
This view across the opening of Transept Canyon to the South Rim beyond is from just below Grand Canyon Lodge.
A one half mile round trip hike on a paved trail takes you to Bright Angel Point.