Grand Canyon Questions and Answers
Where is the closest place to
the Canyon that I can find hotels to stay at?
You can find hotels in Grand
Canyon Village which is about 6 miles north of the South
Station and is the park's most developed area. Along with hotels,
stores, restaurants, shopping, rim trails, a shuttle
bus system and a train depot. The
main visitors center is Canyon
View Information Plaza located at the northeast end of
What are the main differences
between the North Rim and the South Rim of
the Grand Canyon?
Which is prettier?
The differences between the
North and South Rims of the Canyon are accessibility,
and the number of visitors. The elevation at the North Rim is more
1000 ft higher than the South Rim but it isn't as easy to
get to as the South Rim.
Summers at the North Rim are
cooler, winters are colder and climate is wetter. But
views are breathtaking at either rim.
We're only going to be at the
North Rim for a day.
Is there one particular overlook or area there
that is a must-see and are there
any chain type hotels in the
As far as one overlook on the
north rim, I'd say that Bright Angel Point is pretty
but Cape Solitude is amazing too. Be sure also to check out the view
the Visitor's Center / Lodge. As far as lodging at
major chain type hotels, I think you
may have to go to St George
Utah which is around a 3.5 hour trip from the North Rim.
have Marriotts, Holiday Inns, etc there. However, there is a rustic lodge
North Rim itself but you may have to book more than one
year in advance to get a