A worthwhile trip for those who enjoy the road less traveled, the North Rim, or “other side” of the Grand Canyon is visited by only 10% of all Grand Canyon visitors.
North Rim – Grand Canyon
Grand canyon is a scheme by Nature – where you have to go and get mesmerised! IT IS absolutely difficult to summarise, express and appreciate – Grandness of Grand Canyon! For whatever I write and explain – You have to visit this Natural Wonder – Called Grand Canyon.
Now, I use word fortunate – for a reason. North rim experiences cold / snow and it is open till 15th Oct from May 15th. Rest of the year – the North rim is closed – and renders it inaccessible.
It is Different – It is beautiful
Over 8000ft in elevation – this place remains untouched, intact and beautiful. Fewer people. More nature. A sense of peace.
Details on how to travel – which points to see etc is mentioned here on NPS site
Let us go through the North Rim
Traveling from South rim to North rim is a boring journey initially , until you see amazing green patches, tall trees, and animals grazing.
The parking lot is next to visitors centre – right behind that – is a view which is known as Bright Angel Point. Here is what you see…
Scenic Drive to Cape Royal and Point Imperial
Turning back from the visitors centre, a wonderful scenic drive takes you to the two main view points of North Rim. Along the way, you have smaller stop areas. Both these points – are ‘road ends here’ kind of points. There is nothing ahead – But Grandness!