Grand Canyon – The North Rim

Grand – The – The other rim

While the South Rim of the is what is identified with the Grand Can­yon, the other rim – that on the north side – has much to be desired: fewer tourists, an elevation higher by 1,300 feet and an abundance of . Amazingly, it is only 10 or so miles across the canyon, yet to drive between each rim requires more than 200 miles. The names of the viewpoints speak to the great beauty of the place: Point Sub­lime, Cape Royal, Angels Window and even Bright Angel. This is the low-key and lends itself to quiet contemplation as well as vigorous hikes. The Colo­rado River continues to do its magic – patiently digging the canyon deeper, one foot per thousand years. While only “discovered” in 1540, the becomes more inspiring the deeper one travels. “The one great sight that every American should see,” as Theodore so aptly put it.