POST 13: Long Drive to Grand Canyon, North Rim, Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim
June 7 and 8th, 2017
The drive to the Grand Canyon, North Rim was uneventful. We actually made it there without getting lost. Except for the steep climbs and winding roads. A sports car would have been much more fun driving to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon!
When we arrived at the North Rim, we were told that all campgrounds were full at a local food store and gas station. After some consideration and based on the research we did, we took one of the National Forest roads and found a great campsite just two miles off the main road. The best part was, it was free!
We ended up staying there for 2 nights. Days were warm and sunny. Nights were cooler and perfect for sleeping.
On the 11th (Thursday) we visited the Canyon, wow, speechless! The Grand Canyon is known as one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World”. We completely understand why. The Grand Canyon is magnificent, well maintained, grounds were spotless, cabins that you may rent were quaint, staff was friendly, and prices were reasonable.
GRAND CANYON, NORTH RIM
Pets are welcomed at the Grand Canyon. Pets were allowed up to a certain point near the edge. You were not permitted to take your pet out on to the walkways. We thought ok, no big deal. Bill went out to explore. Joy is really afraid of heights and didn’t mind staying back with the dogs in the least. The pathways are very narrow and have no railings.
We had a great experience camping in the National Forest and were thrilled to have finally seen the Grand Canyon.
Campendium led us to your blog…as the North Rim is one of our most special places. We were married on the rim some 20 years ago and have returned many times since. Boondocking spots on the North Rim are plentiful if you know where to look…many with spectacular views. Nice post with some wonderful photos. Our fellow blogger, Gaelyn (geogypsytraveler.com) is a ranger on the North Rim. Thank you for sharing and bringing back some very fond memories.