The Grand Canyon: North Rim

Well, the Grand Canyon is certainly impressive. The canyon is massive, an echoing void in the earth that constantly forces air – almost silently – from its depths. The Cape Royal Road was closed due to some emergency repairs but I got plenty of canyon views to satisfy me until I get to the south rim, plus I explored a bit more of the surrounding forest with its beautiful aspens and stately conifers.

Trail to Bright Angel Point, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Trail to Bright Angel Point, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Bright Angel Point, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Bright Angel Point, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Bright Angel Point, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Bright Angel Point, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Me ont rail to Bright Angel Point, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Me ont rail to Bright Angel Point, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Point Imperial, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Point Imperial, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Point Imperial, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Point Imperial, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Trail with conifers, Widforss Trail, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Trail with conifers, Widforss Trail, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Late afternoon sun through the trees, Widfoss Trail, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Late afternoon sun through the trees, Widfoss Trail, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Canyon view from Widforss Trail, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Canyon view from Widforss Trail, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

On the way out of the park I took a short trail at Saddle Point to admire the view… and those lovely aspens I’ve become so fond of.

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Overlook of Kaibab National Forest from Saddle Point, Arizona

Overlook of Kaibab National Forest from Saddle Point, Arizona