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Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim & Colorado River (Chapter)

3rd Edition Feb 2012

This is the North Rim & Colorado River chapter from Lonely Planet’s Grand Canyon National Park guidebook.

Those in the know make tracks for the quieter experience of the North Rim. After the sun sets, when children have gone to sleep and darkness has subdued the canyon’s ferocity, folks bundle in their fleece and sit quietly, studying the stars, breathing in the canyon’s emptiness, listening to the silence. This is the kinder, gentler Grand Canyon. Rafting the Colorado is an all-access pass to the Grand Canyon, in all its wildness, peace and ancient, mighty glory.

  • Explore miles of trails through meadows thick with wildflowers, willowy aspen and towering ponderosa pines
  • maps
  • transport
  • Belly crawl to the sheer-drop view at Toroweap
  • restaurants & accommodation
  • Sit on the sun porch of Grand Canyon Lodge, sipping a North Rim sunset and watching the canyon transform with every shifting nuance of light

Coverage includes: Highlights, Overlooks, Driving, Day Hikes, Backcountry Hikes, Sleeping, Eating & Drinking, Information, Getting There & Around, Beyond The North Rim and Kaibab National Forest, Best rapids, Upper Section: Lees Ferry to Phantom Ranch, middle section: Phantom Ranch to Whitmore Wash, Lower Section: Whitmore Wash to South Cove, running the Little Colorado and side hikes.

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