Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim (PDF Chapter)

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

Miles of trails wind through old forests of towering pines, past meadows thick with wildflowers, and through layers of ancient rock. This is the kinder, gentler Grand Canyon; once you’ve been here you’ll never want to see the canyon from anywhere else.

  • study the stars, breath in the canyon’s emptiness and listen to the silence
  • maps
  • pack a picnic for Point Imperial, the highest lookout on either rim, with an altitude of 8803ft
  • transport
  • snap a once-in-a-lifetime photo at the striking natural arch known as Angels Window
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Bright Angel Point, Widforss Trail, Cliff Springs, Cape Final, Transept Trail, Point Imperial, Clear Creek Trail, Ken Patrick Trail, Uncle Jim Trail, Bridle Trail.

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