North Rim, Arizona

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  • North Rim, Arizona

    Ribbon Falls via North Kaibab Trailhead

    5.0
    17.57 mi / 4521 ft gain
    Although this hike can feasibly done in a day, it is highly recommended that you spend more than one day in this area and visit the falls as a side trip on a larger trip. The closest campsites to Ribbon Falls are Cottonwood Campground and the Bright Angel Campground at Phantom Ranch.  Ribbon Fal...
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  • North Rim, Arizona

    Grand Canyon: Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim

    4.7
    45.6 mi / 10141 ft gain
    Day 1 Start at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park at the North Kaibab Trail. You have 14 miles and 5,761 feet of elevation to descend to the Bright Angel Campground, so bring those trekking poles if you have bad knees (like myself). Along the North Kaibab Trail a few noteworthy trail m...
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  • North Rim, Arizona

    Point Sublime

    5.0
    34.27 mi / 3878 ft gain
    Its name says it all; this panoramic viewpoint at the north rim of the Grand Canyon is sublime: of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe. For newcomers to the Grand Canyon, this view might just leave you speechless! A relatively few people get to experience P...
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  • North Rim, Arizona

    Bright Angel Point

    4.3
    0.86 mi / 361 ft gain
    The trailhead begins at the North Rim Lodge/Visitor Center that rests of the edge of the Grand Canyon and heads east until you reach Bright Angel Point a half mile later.  It's connected to the large outdoor patio where visitors are allowed to relax and enjoy a beer in the evening or cup of coffe...
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  • North Rim, Arizona

    Hike Point Imperial Trail

    5.38 mi
    Point Imperial is the highest point in the Grand Canyon, lying in the North Rim, at 8800ft and offering incredible views of staggered mountains. The trail itself is relatively easy.  If you're not acclimated to the elevation you'll feel short of breath, but beyond that it mostly takes you through...
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  • North Rim, Arizona

    Phantom Ranch to Ribbon Falls via North Kaibab Trail

    11.98 mi / 3320 ft gain
    Phantom Ranch to Ribbon Falls via North Kaibab Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you to stunning Ribbon Falls in Grand Canyon National Park located near North Rim, Arizona. This trail makes for a long hike especially if doing it one day, so be sure to pack plenty of water, snacks, and sun...
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    Sunset Hike the Cape Royal Trail

    0.8 mi
    This is a very easy "hike" at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  The drive itself is a little long and winding (keep your eye out for deer that bolt across the narrow road, especially at night), but the easy walk that takes you through a plethora of marked, detailed desert life completed by the ...
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  • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

    South Kaibab Trail to Tip Off

    4.0
    8.86 mi / 5000 ft gain
    The late Fall turned out to be the perfect time to visit the Grand Canyon. You still run into a number of people tripping over rocks with selfie sticks, but we had no trouble finding peace and serenity on distant overlooks and throughout the trails.  We arrived around 4 pm on a Saturday after 21...
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  • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

    Bike the Hermit Road at the Grand Canyon

    5.0
    18.4 mi / 50 ft gain
    The Hermit Road, originally built by early pioneers and then improved by the Santa Fe Railroad, winds along the Canyon’s rim for 7 miles. It boasts some of the grandest views along the South Rim of Grand Canyon and is your best opportunity to see the river and its rapids from the rim. This is the...
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  • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

    Backpack the Grand Canyon's South Rim

    5.0
    30.1 mi / 4541 ft gain
    If you want to see the real Grand Canyon, this is it. The 3 day backpacking will take you down into the canyon to where few people visit. Although the South Kaibab trail is steep, has no shade cover and water and the views are gorgeous. It is best to start from the South Kaibab, hike down to the ...
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  • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

    Hike South Kaibab Trail to Cedar Ridge

    5.0
    2.88 mi / 1158 ft gain
    To access the trailhead, you must take a shuttle in. There is not parking next to the trailhead because the parking lot is very small. From the trailhead you cascade down several steep switchbacks and continue on until you reach Ooh Ah point. Ooh Ah point is a great place for a wide or panoramic ...
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  • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

    Phantom Ranch via the South Kaibab & Bright Angel Loop

    5.0
    21.58 mi / 4314 ft gain
    There are many ways in and out of the Grand Canyon but the most popular loop is to descend from the South Rim, heading down the steeper South Kaibab Trail and returning up via the easier Bright Angel Trail. Your adventure starts early to beat the sun (and get the views). After getting your permi...
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  • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

    Run Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim in the Grand Canyon

    5.0
    40.79 mi / 11000 ft gain
    This run is an extreme adventure and requires lots of planning and training. The risk for injury or heat related illness is high, so take precautions and don't run alone. Group sizes of 12-30 require a $175 permit from the NPS. These trails are popular with runners, hikers, and backpackers; pl...
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  • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

    Cremation Canyon via South Kaibab Trailhead

    10.43 mi / 3973 ft gain
    The Grand Canyon is over 277 miles long and is full of unique geological formations in all sorts of colors. One of the most striking aspects of the Grand Canyon is its immense scale and the dynamic landscapes it has to offer. There's something about it that makes it extremely difficult to fully c...
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  • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

    Utah Flats via Cremation Canyon

    4 mi / 2527 ft gain
    Note: The spot on the map is the beginning of the hike into Cremation Canyon Campground. For the full report on getting there, check out this adventure. Heading out of the campsite at Cremation Canyon, look for hints of a trail where you will scramble up, following other boot prints and cairns t...
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  • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

    Camp at Mather Campground, Grand Canyon NP

    4.5
    Mather campground provides forest camping at its best while visiting the beautiful South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Spacious RV, tent, group and even horse sites are available in this well kept facility. The area also provides clean restrooms, water, dump station and showers (additional cost) if yo...
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Camping and Lodging in North Rim

North Rim Campground
North Rim, Arizona

North Rim Campground

Grand Canyon Lodge
36.1971805,-112.0529603, Arizona

Grand Canyon Lodge

From $171 / night

Mather Campground
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Mather Campground

Demotte
Fredonia, Arizona

Demotte

Hull Cabin
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Hull Cabin

Ten X Campground
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Ten X Campground

Guides, Insights and Stories from North Rim

6 Breathtaking Photos of Monsoon Season in the Grand Canyon

6 Breathtaking Photos of Monsoon Season in the Grand Canyon

The Outbound Collective

In the Shadows of the Grand Canyon

In the Shadows of the Grand Canyon

Jordan Tarver

A Weekend of Adventure at the Grand Canyon's Southern Rim

A Weekend of Adventure at the Grand Canyon's Southern Rim

Michael Fricke

5 Epic Backpacking Trips in the Grand Canyon

5 Epic Backpacking Trips in the Grand Canyon

The Outbound Collective

How 5 Days in the Grand Canyon Helped Me Process Grief

How 5 Days in the Grand Canyon Helped Me Process Grief

Chloe Donlan

8 Amazing Hikes in Grand Canyon National Park

8 Amazing Hikes in Grand Canyon National Park

The Outbound Collective