North Rim of the Grand Canyon-Day 1
View from Point Imperial North Rim Grand Canyon
After we stopped at the North Rim Visitor Center, we headed for Point Imperial to find a picnic table and have lunch. After lunch we walked to the rim of the canyon for our first view of the Grand Canyon. We were awed by the view. There is nothing like it anywhere else.
One of the interesting facts about the North Rim is that you can't see the Colorado River from most of the view points.
The North Rim is higher than the South Rim and thus receives more precipitation. The extra precipitation often falls as snow. This means that the roads can be closed in early spring and late fall. The lodge and other facilities close on October 15 and usually open on May 15.
North Rim of Grand Canyon from our Picnic Spot
Mount Hayden Point Imperial North Rim Grand Canyon
Angel Window North Rim Grand Canyon
North Rim of Grand Canyon