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Top Choice National Park in Grand Canyon National Park North Rim

Grand Canyon National Park North Rim

The park's remote, wild and ravishing north rim is far less developed, and sees far fewer visitors that its southern counterpart. In part this is due to seasonal closure: at these altitudes (8000ft) the winter snows…
Top Choice Canyon in Page & Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Antelope Canyon

Unearthly in its beauty, Antelope Canyon is a popular slot canyon on the Navajo Reservation, a few miles east of Page, and open to tourists by tour only. Wind and water have carved sandstone into an astonishingly se…
Top Choice American in Grand Canyon National Park South Rim

El Tovar Dining Room & Lounge

Dark-wood tables are set with china and white linen, eye-catching murals spotlight American Indian tribes and huge windows frame views of the Rim Trail and canyon beyond. Breakfast options include El Tovar's pancake…
Top Choice Historic Building in Grand Canyon National Park South Rim

Desert View Watchtower

The marvelously worn winding staircase of Mary Colter's 70ft stone tower, built in 1932, leads to the highest spot on the rim (7522ft). From here, unparalleled views take in not only the canyon and the Colorado Rive…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Grand Canyon National Park North Rim

Marble Viewpoint

A favorite of the many Kaibab National Forest overlooks, this viewpoint makes a spectacular picnic or camping spot. From the 1-acre meadow, covered with Indian paintbrush and hiding Coconino sandstone fossils, views…
Top Choice Museum in Grand Canyon National Park South Rim

Trail of Time

This interpretative display traces the history of the canyon's formation – each meter equals one million years of geologic history. From the trail's start you pass 2.1 billion years in around a mile. Rock samples fr…
Top Choice Canyon in Page & Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Horseshoe Bend

Calling the view at Horeshoe Bend 'dramatic' is an understatement – the overlook sits on sheer cliffs that drop 1000ft to the river below, as it carves a perfect horseshoe through the Navajo sandstone. Toddlers shou…
Top Choice American in Grand Canyon National Park North Rim

Grand Canyon Lodge Dining Room

Although seats beside the window are wonderful, views from the dining room are so huge it really doesn't matter where you sit. While the solid dinner menu includes buffalo steak, western trout and several vegetarian…
Top Choice Cafe in Page & Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

River's End Cafe

Tucked away inside Colorado River Discovery's headquarters, this espresso bar and cafe may be the best place in town for a light lunch: have a cappuccino and an egg-white omelet in the morning, or a Thai chicken wra…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Grand Canyon National Park South Rim

Shoshone Point

Walk 1 mile along the mostly level dirt road to marvelously uncrowded Shoshone Point, a rocky promontory with some of the canyon’s best views. This viewpoint is unmarked; look for the small parking lot about 1.2 mil…