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Travel questions: Grand Canyon - North Rim vs. South Rim. Which one to see?

belarus94
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Hey all, Finally I got some time off work and taking my family to a short vacation. Going to Vegas and thought about visiting Grand Canyon. I'm driving to Vegas and from Vegas thought about going to see Canyon for a day. If you had such experience, can you advise which side should I go, north or south? And what is the difference? I know one is much further from another but that's all I know. If you have some info please share it. I'm leaving in 2 days. Thanks!
belarus94 posted Apr 25, 2011
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belarus94

Looks like North Rim (Open mid-May through mid-October) will be closed when I go there. So it answers all the questions! South rim, here I come :)

belarus94 (rep: 64.5k) posted Apr 25, 2011

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ktmaomao

test

ktmaomao (rep: 8) posted Apr 25, 2011

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SuperSaverGurl

South rim is really b'ful. We went there last summer. Amazing place!!Enjy ur trip!!

SuperSaverGurl (rep: 5.7k) posted Apr 25, 2011

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jdswirsky

If you can, go down into the canyon.

jdswirsky (rep: 3.6k) posted Apr 25, 2011

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MrBklynW

Can u go down the canyon? Lola there's nothing there

MrBklynW (rep: 425k) posted Apr 26, 2011

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BigJJ

Don't forget to take in the sky bridge when you get there.

BigJJ (rep: 21.7k) posted Apr 26, 2011

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karthwyne

The skywalk is insanely expensive --> not in theme for this site! ;)

I haven't done the North rim, but did the South in Feb many years ago. You can hike into the canyon from Bright Angel Trail just past the Bright Angel Lodge. I think I enjoyed traveling that road further into the park and stopping at the overlooks more than the hike. And do not go very far down the trail unless you are in good shape; it will wear you out! Going down is easy, the climb back is not.

Have a great trip!

karthwyne (rep: 1.3k) posted Apr 26, 2011

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belarus94

What is sky bridge / sky walk?

belarus94 (rep: 64.5k) posted Apr 26, 2011

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nimase85

i need to go to the Grand Canyon again the first time I went there i was to young to remember and the second time i was too annoyed with the people i was traveling with to really enjoy it

nimase85 (rep: 16.1k) posted Apr 27, 2011

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