The Grand Canyon is one of my favourite places in the world. I love the place and I’ve been there three times. The pictures below are from my most recent trip there in 2005.
Unlike my previous trips this one was to the North Rim and I was accompanied by my wife. I was glad my wife was with me because places like the Grand canyon should be shared.
The North rim is a lot more remote and higher in altitude (2683m or 8803 ft) than the South Rim. I wouldn’t say that I prefer one rim over the other, although the North Rim is way less crowded in that it receives about 10% of the visitors that the South Rim gets.
A car is essential on the North Rim because many of the points of interest, such as Point Imperial, below, are quite a few miles away from the central tourist part and there is no free transport like there is on the South Rim.
We stayed at the Grand Canyon Lodge in a basic and extremely expensive cabin. I guess as the only show in town, so to speak, it was a sellers market. One has to also book to eat at the Lodge restaurant many weeks or even months ahead to get a table even if you are a guest. The outlook of the restaurant is to die for but the food is very ordinary.