Grand Canyon Lodge

Grand Canyon Lodge
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Bright Angel Point
Grand Canyon North Rim, Arizona
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Reviewed by David L. Scott & Kay W. Scott

Grand Canyon Lodge is the only lodging facility on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The classic main lodge building was completed in 1937 to replace an earlier lodge on the same site that burned down in 1932. It was designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, who served as architect for the

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Expert Review of Grand Canyon Lodge

Active and Adventure Review of Grand Canyon Lodge

By Away Travel Expert : Bill Weir
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Active Expert Rating 5.0 out of 5
Recommended for:
Day Hiking,Horseback Riding,Road Biking,Trekking and Backpacking,Walking
Active and Adventure Expert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • An easy trail leads out to the very end of Bright Angel Point and the best views. It's just half a mile roundtrip. As you walk along, Roaring Springs Canyon is on your left, and Transept Canyon is on your right. Below the point these canyons merge with Bright Angel Canyon, which follows nearly a straight line to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
  • Mule rides follow a loop on the rim or head part way down the spectacular North Kaibab Trail; the rides desk is in the lobby.
  • Several trails follow the rim near Bright Angel Point, but the best scenery lies below and the North Kaibab Trail will take you there. A strenuous all-day hike follows the North Kaibab Trail down to the well-named Roaring Springs and back, a ten-mile roundtrip with a climb out of 3,055 feet.
This grand lodge is not only the best place to stay on the North Rim&3151;it provides the only accommodations here! The dramatic setting atop Bright Angel Point overlooks Bright Angel Canyon, which stretches to the main Grand Canyon far in the distance. You have a choice of motel rooms or three sizes of cabin; four of the cabins have views of Bright Angel Canyon. Almost all of the North Rim activities and services center on the lodge. The rustic dining room's giant windows reveal a grand view;

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