North Rim Visitor Center, Grand Canyon National Park

4.7
#2 of 11 in Nature in Grand Canyon National Park
Part of one of the world's Seven Natural Wonders, North Rim Visitor Center provides an inspiring and remarkable landscape without the massive crowds of the South Rim. Begin your trip at the visitor center, where you can pick up maps and brochures, talk to a ranger, and view exhibits about the canyon. One of the best ways to experience all that the North Rim has to offer is a hike through its wild and breathtaking scenery. If you'd rather not get that much exercise, cruise the scenic drive. Temperatures here are generally lower than the South Rim due to its greater elevation, so bring a sweater. North Rim guided mule treks are easier to book than South Rim mule trips, which generally must be booked 13 months in advance. To visit North Rim Visitor Center and get the most from your holiday in Grand Canyon National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Grand Canyon National Park planner .
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  • Instead of a helicopter, the view of the light plane is truly superb. The river from somewhere in the endless North Rim is like seeing a large snake in the green flow, unknowable at the beginning and end.
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  • The drive to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is very pretty and worth the effort. However, once you get to the Lodge, which is the end of the road the view is not as good as the South Rim.  more »
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  • I’ve travelled quite a bit between national parks. North Rim Grand Canyon Visitor Center was the nicest and friendliest I have been to (that’s really saying something considering how nice they all are). Consider contributing to the Grand Canyon Conservancy for discounts at visitor centers across the country, and just to help protect this amazing piece of land. I haven’t hiked a park before that made me so afraid, the heights are truly terrifying and awe inspiring at the same time.
  • Most people spend all their time at the Grand Canyon on the South rim. I think the views of the North time are better and it's usually a lot less crowded. If you're looking for more of a natural experience I would recommend the North rim. If you're more into the tourist side of the Grand Canyon then the South rim is better. Both are fantastic though
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