The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is very special. You drive through the Kaibab National Forest for miles, waiting expectantly to see the canyon. You get to the Visitor Center parking lot and you still can’t see the canyon. You get out of the car and walk through the trees to the Bright Angel Point Trail, and the canyon appears – taking your breath away. There are scenic drives around the park to special places for viewing.
I went there with my son when he was a Ranger at Zion National Park. I my whole life I had never been west of the Mississippi. I never even thought I see the Grand Canyon. It was the best day! We grabbed breakfast in Springdale, UT, before we go on out way. We drove straight through to the Canyon. It was a hazy, cloudy day, with a burst of sunshine every once in a while. When I saw the Canyon, it was so beautiful that I cried! We hiked on a few trails, including the Cape Royal Trail to Angels Window.
On the way home, we stopped at the Jacob Lake Inn for dinner. What a great choice! The food was incredible, and the atmosphere was enhanced by the Navajo artwork. There is a shop where you can purchase Native American art. I had the Kaibab Jagerschnitzel–the gravy was made with Juniper Berries–absolutely delicious! It’s at the crossroads of 89-A and Highway 67 about 40 miles from the North Rim.
All of the photos on this page have a maximum print size of 5 x 7. They were taken in 2005 with my very first digital camera.