Common questions

Which is better South or North Rim of Grand Canyon?

Which is better South or North Rim of Grand Canyon?

The South Rim is at a lower elevation which allows you to get a better view of the walls of the opposite rim. The sheer magnitude of the Grand Canyon is much more visible from the South Rim. The South Rim is more “user friendly” with paved paths along the rim.

How far is Phantom Ranch from North Rim?

14 miles
The total distance from the North Rim to the Phantom Ranch is 14 miles. This can be a rough descent on the body, and an elevation change of almost 6,000 ft. There is the Cottonwood Campground at just about the halfway marker, should you choose to take the 14 mile hike in two legs.

Is the road to the North Rim paved?

The North Rim is not really a day trip. It is rather remote, and within the park it takes a couple of hours to go to the overlooks. All the roads are paved. The non-paved roads are not intended for travel.

Can you hike into the Grand Canyon from the North Rim?

Both the South Rim and the North Rim offer rim trail hikes that have spectacular views of the inner canyon, some on paved trails. Or you can choose to day hike into the canyon. Permits are not required for non-commercial day hikes.

Why is the South Rim more popular than the North Rim?

Grand Canyon South Rim is most frequently chosen by first-time visitors to the area not only for its beautiful views, but for its abundance of visitor services and family-oriented activities. The South Rim is open year-round.

Where is the Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge?

The Grand Canyon Lodge is a hotel and cabins complex at Bright Angel Point on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood , who designed a number of other hotels in national parks for the Utah Parks Company and other concessioners.

Where to stay North Rim Grand Canyon?

Stay at the Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim, the only lodging at the Grand Canyon National Park on the North Rim. Here you can appreciate the quiet serenity of the North Rim while enjoying comfortable guest rooms and cabins.

What hotels are near the north rim of the Grand Canyon?

Grand Canyon Lodge is one of the only lodging options within the National Park on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The landmark hotel is at Bright Angle Point, within walking distance of the canyon rim. Families can stay in motel-style rooms or cabins.

How far is it from the south rim to the north rim?

Even though the average distance across the canyon is only 10 miles/ 16 km, be aware that it is a five-hour drive of 215 miles/ 346 km between the park’s South Rim Village and the North Rim Village.