Dawn along the flank of Freya Castle on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. 2017 Denver Audubon Society First Prize winner

Grand Canyon North Rim

Grand Canyon  North Rim is part of Grand Canyon National Park. It is about 1000 feet higher in elevation than the South Rim. Because of this elevation difference, photographers can look down on familiar formations, giving their photos a more interesting perspective.  Here are our photos from the South Rim.

Photographs of the Grand Canyon North Rim

Here are our North Rim photos taken in early October.

When to visit the North Rim

Due to its elevation, the North Rim has a short season. It is only open from May 15th through October 15th. My favorite time to visit is late September and early October. During that time, the aspen trees are turning gold and the low-growing scrub oaks are red and maroon. However, you have to keep an eye on the weather, which can change very quickly. Wind has been a big issue for me.

A real plus for photographers is that the North Rim is visited by only 10% of all Grand Canyon visitors! This means that you can capture majestic scenes WITHOUT crowds of people walking through your picture.

Places to see at the North Rim

The main road through the park is paved and provides easy access to all the main overlooks, such as Point Imperial, Vista Encantada, Roosevelt Point, Walhalla Overlook, and Cape Royal. There is also an 18 mile four-wheel drive road that leads to Point Sublime. In addition to the road system, there are 12 main hiking trails. Here is a link to the North Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide.

To purchase our photos

To license a photo or purchase a print, contact us using the form to the right and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

 

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