Top Adventures in North Rim

  • Backpack the Grand Canyon: Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim

    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 No...

    47 miles 10141 ft gain

  • Hike to Ribbon Falls in Grand Canyon NP

    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 Brig...

    16.8 miles 4521 ft gain

  • Hike to Bright Angel Point on the Grand Canyon's North Rim

    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 rel...

    0.5 miles

  • Hike Point Imperial Trail

    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 b...

    4 miles

  • Sunset Hike the Cape Royal Trail

    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...

    0.6 miles

  • Explore Point Sublime

    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 speech...

    0.1 miles 20 ft gain

  • Hike the South Kaibab Trail to Tip Off

    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 trail...

    9 miles 5000 ft gain

  • Bike the Hermit Road at the Grand Canyon

    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 ...

    10 miles 50 ft gain

  • Backpack the Grand Canyon's South Rim

    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...

    35 miles 4541 ft gain

  • Hike South Kaibab Trail to Cedar Ridge

    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 ...

    3.1 miles 1158 ft gain

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

    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...

    45 miles 11000 ft gain

  • Backpack to Phantom Ranch via the South Kaibab & Bright Angel Loop

    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 s...

    17.3 miles 4314 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • North Rim, Arizona

      North Rim Campground

      Overview The North Rim Campground is located on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. The canyon's rustic and less populated North Rim is home to abundant wildlife, hikin...

    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Mather Campground

      Overview Mather Campground is located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. Grand Canyon is one of the most inspiring landscapes on Earth and draws over five million v...

    • Fredonia, Arizona

      Demotte

      Overview The DeMotte Campground is located within the North Kaibab Ranger District just seven miles north of the entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim. This is about 25 miles south...

    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Hull Cabin

      Overview Located just steps away from the world-famous Grand Canyon National Park, Hull Cabin is the oldest historic structure in the area. It provides a variety of amenities, as well as access to ...

    • Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

      Ten X Campground

      Overview Perhaps the biggest draw to Ten-X Campground in northern Arizona is its proximity to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Located just 4 miles south of the park entrance in beautif...

    • Fredonia, Arizona

      Jacob Lake Recreation Area

      Overview Jacob Lake Recreation Area is conveniently located in Jacob Lake, Arizona, the gateway to the Grand Canyon's North Rim. The campground is nestled among the towering Ponderosa Pine trees of...

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