The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries which cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted.

Not wanting to be one of the 5 million tourists that visit the Grand Canyon each year and stay for just 15 minutes to get their “I was here photo”, we set aside four days to explore and take in one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Visiting the North Rim Grand Canyon (2 Days)

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon provides an experience of solitude and serenity. We highly recommend it.

Roaring Springs, North Kaibab hike in the North Rim

I highly recommend you experience the wild and remote feeling of the North Rim. Solitude can be found hiking the trails whilst enjoying the awe-inspiring views.

Bright Angel Point

This trail is steep in places, with drop-offs and stairs, but provides dramatic views into Roaring Springs and Bright Angel Canyons.

Lunch at the North Rim with spectacular views

Our meal of choice was a delicious salmon burger washed down with a few cold beers. Well worth it after that strenuous north rim hike.

North Rim Scenic Drive

We then took a drive to various viewpoints with a glimpse of the Colorado river along the way.

Point Imperial

Richness is added to these views with layers of red and black Precambrian rocks. It’s a different perspective to what you see at Bright Angel Point,

Cape Royal

Cape Royal offers a panoramic view of across the canyon, which makes it popular for both sunrise and sunset.

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