Just writing the words Grand Canyon puts a smile on my heart!
What an unbelievably beautiful handiwork of God.
I still remember seeing it for the first time and it took my breath away.
This was what we saw when we walked up to it for the first time.
I could go on and on and would never be able to explain how special this place is so I’ll let the photos and videos speak for themselves.
See both rims if you can!
The North and South Rim are only about 20 miles apart but the drive goes way around the side of the mountains and through some mountains to get to the other side about 200 miles away. We drove about halfway and parked for the night in the Marble Canyon – A M A Z I N G!!!
This video is taken from where we parked and spent the night in the Marble Canyon!
I took several videos of the North Rim and narrowed it down to eight for the original blog. These are two of them.
The North Rim and the South Rim are two totally different places in most all aspects.
The North Rim is much cooler, more beautiful tall trees along the roads, not any visible animals that we saw, and can be seen in 2-3 hours at a leisurely pace and for some reason it is not at all crowded.
The South Rim is still cool but not as cool as the North Rim, not nearly as many trees but lots of bushes with flowers, several elks were seen and we only saw a portion of it in about 5 hours at a brisk pace and it is crazy crowded! Several big shuttle buses travel several different routes to all the spots where you can see different parts of the canyon.
Photos from the North Rim
This next one may look like the first view we had but it is not. It’s far away from where we started!
Grand Canyon Lodge – North Rim was absolutely beautiful inside and out
The lodge had a wonderful outside sitting area where you could enjoy a comfortable viewing of the canyon!
There are several cabins there for those who want to stay in a cabin on the North Rim.
I loved how the view kept going on and on and on into the distance!Oh to be young and able to climb atop this rock area. We felt blessed to see what we could but that had to be super wonderful!
That was just a peek, a very very small peek at the magnificence of the North Rim. Here are links to our original posts when we visited Grand Canyon North Rim in 2015. Yes, I wrote four blog posts about the Grand Canyon’s North Rim. It is that amazing!
From Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon – I included this post because it gives lots of Grand Canyon info that would be helpful to someone planning to visit there.
The Grand Canyon North Rim Photos – Part One
The Grand Canyon North Rim Photos – Part Two
On our next Virtual Vacation, we will visit the Grand Canyon’s South Rim which is very different than the North Rim!
Have a wonderfully blessed week!