Grand Canyon - North Rim

The night before reaching the North Rim, we stayed in Cameron, which is near the east entrance to the Grand Canyon. The whole town consists of the Cameron Trading Post - a motel, hugh gift shop and restaurant, and a post office. This was a nice place to stay and the food was good and reasonable.

After leaving Cameron we drive through the area of Glen Canyon and the 'Vermillion Cliffs'. This is all a Navajo reservation. and the large bridge is called Navajo Bridge.

If you see the south rim, I would skip the north rim. There is a lot a driving involved and the services are too few. There are only 2 places to stay within 40+ miles. The lodge at north rim is booked several weeks in advance, as they accomodate a lot of large bus tours. In fact, we couldn't even get dinner reservations in their restaurant. (People were calling a month in advance for dinner reservations.)

We had reservations and stayed at the Kaibab Lodge which is about 20 miles out of the park. The rooms here are cabins, mostly old. The beds were terrible, the bathroom tiny, no phone or TV. Their restaurant served a cold buffet for breakfast ($5.25). It consisted of granola, fruit loops, stale muffins, yogurt, toast, etc. Not good. Their dinner wasn't much better. Unfortunately there are no other restaurants in the area.


Photos below are from the north rim.

Near the north rim. Burned trees as a result of a forest fire.


Zion National Park in Utah.