A Different (Yet Equally Grand) Canyon

 

Where are we again?!

The North Rim receives 10% of the Grand Canyon’s five million annual visitors. There’s a different vibe up here- more like a small state park than the tour-bus-jammed melee of the South Rim. That big hole in the ground even looks different from here.

While the South Rim goes strong all year, the North Rim shuts down when snow closes the access road. In fact, many services shut down while we were there. One morning, we woke up to find the General Store, Post Office, and laundromat closed. Gift shop hours were cut, foodservice scaled back, and water was being turned off at key locations… like the bathrooms at our campsite. Time to hit the road.

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