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@grandcanonNGVC Grand Canyon: South Rim vs. North Rim www. explorethecanyon .com

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Each year, more than 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon which consists of the South Rim and the North Rim.


  • 1. @grandcanonNGVC Grand Canyon: South Rim vs. North Rim

2. @grandcanyonNGVC South Rim vs. North Rim Each year, more than 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon which consists of the South Rim and the North Rim. Most people see this majestic wonder from its South Rim. 3. @grandcanyonNGVC South Rim vs. North Rim Although the Rims are separated by about 20 miles, a five-hour road trip or 2-3 day hikes are required to get between the two sides. The two rims offer visitors completely different atmospheres, elevations, and activities. Here are some differences between the two rims. 4. @grandcanyonNGVC South Rim Since the South Rim is more accessible from several large cities, it makes it a perfect day trip. Easily accessible viewpoints make it simple to enjoy the famous Grand Canyon views. The Grand Canyon South Rim is open all year long, so are the food courts and restaurants. The South Rim is at a lower elevation which allows you to get a better view of the walls of the opposite rim. The sheer magnitude of the Grand Canyon is much more visible from the South Rim. 5. @grandcanyonNGVC South Rim The South Rim is more user friendly with paved paths along the rim. In the winter, The South Rim is covered in snow. Its a beautiful sight, but make sure to wear your winter gear. The Grand Canyon South Rim offers restaurants, cafeterias, stores and lodges. Its great for families with children. The South Rim has more scheduled activities such as mule rides, helicopter rides, and Grand Canyon tours. 6. @grandcanyonNGVC North Rim Grand Canyons North Rim stays pleasantly cool, even during the summer. Since its covered in trees, the North Rim has a natural shade while the South Rim heats up drastically during the summer months. 7. @grandcanyonNGVC North Rim The atmosphere at the North Rim is much more relaxing because so few people visit. Here the emphasis is on relaxation and getting away from stress, rather than on the Grand Canyon attraction. The North Rim offers different views, but they are still dramatic in a subtle way. 8. @grandcanyonNGVC North Rim There are plenty of hiking opportunities, but to get the most out of the North Rim, youll need to hike on lengthier and less accessible trails. 9. @grandcanyonNGVC North Rim People visiting the North Rim dont specifically go there to check out the Grand Canyon but rather to enjoy the atmosphere of a comfortable summer vacation. 10. @grandcanyonNGVC North Rim Kids play around the campground while parents socialize at the lodge, and hikers roam through the woods. To them, the Grand Canyon is just an additional benefit to the North Rim. 11. @grandcanyonNGVC News & Events Read about the latest at the Grand Canyon and National Geographic Visitor Center. Well keep you up to date with the South Rim and Grand Canyon National Park. Almost Famous Visitor From the Blog Grand Canyon Visitor Center is always excited to profile the best testimonials and visitors become almost famous for a day as we share their story on our web site and through social media. If youd like to be profiled on our web site, wed be happy to have you! Visit our sign-up page and share your story! Get some insider information from National Geographic Visitor Center staff on things to do while visiting the Grand Canyon.