Grand Canyon, AZ (North Rim)

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona is higher than the South Rim so there is more vegetation.

The Grand Canyon is an amazing natural wonder!

The scenic rim along the western side of the canyon is well worth the windy roads.

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is closed in winter due to heavy snowfall.

My wife and I enjoyed a nice picnic lunch on rocking chairs by one of the cabins near the visitor's center since the park was only open for day use due to the recent wildfires and Covid-19.
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    I had been to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon a few times as a teenager, but I had not seen the North Rim until 2020 in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic that was going on.  My wife and I who normally travel extensively especially overseas decided to take a shorter trip for the 4th of July holiday and go explore the North Rim of the Grand Canyon from St. George, Utah after flying into Las Vegas.  The North Rim was quite different from the South Rim.  It is higher in elevation so it receives more rainfall and snow.  As a result, the area is not as arid as the South Rim.  The view points from the North Rim were spectacular, but I think one gets the best vantage points looking from the South Rim onto the North Rim since the North Rim has the vegetation.  We did see some good vista points overlooking the Colorado River.  I highly recommend a visit to both sides of the Grand Canyon.  Although they are not too far apart, the drive from one side to the other is over two hundred miles.

Last Updated:  July 10, 2020 8:42 PM