bright angel Point

North RIm - Grand Canyon, AZ


So you wanna get away…

I have traveled to over half of the national parks in the country and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is one of my favorites. It is an oasis in the desert and the pinnacle of this oasis is the view from Bright Angel Point.

The North Rim is NOT your traditional tourist attraction. It has little to no cell service, one restaurant, no grocery store, one gas station, and very little to do. It is 80 miles from the closest town, and 6-8 hours from the nearest major airport. There are two campsites and one lodge (built in the 1920’s, where you actually sleep in cabins). You can forget Starbucks. The only place to get coffee in the morning is the Saloon, where they still pour it from a pot.

The North Rim is the opposite of the South Rim in almost every way. It has MUCH smaller crowds, and it is located in pine tree forest. It is cool in the summer and closed in the winter. It is over a 1,000 ft higher (almost 2,000 at Point Imperial) than the South Rim, and the mood is slow and relaxing.

The National Parks Services describes the North Rim of the Grand Canyon as “A worthwhile trip for those who enjoy the road less traveled. “The North Rim, or "other side," of Grand Canyon, is “visited by only 10% of all Grand Canyon visitors”. Music to my ears…


21 Data Points for Each Location

Here’s what we provide

  • GPS Coordinates & Elevation

    We provide exact GPS coordinates (in both DDM and DD formats) & elevation with automatic links directly into Google maps.

  • Trail Difficulty (1 out of 5)

    Know beforehand what you are getting into! We provide a quick overview of the location. Is it easy, moderate or difficult to access?

  • Directions

    For each location we provide detailed directions along with a direct link to Google maps allowing turn by turn directions.

  • Best Time of Day to Shoot

    It is all about the light! We help you plan your trip and let you know if the location is a sunrise, sunset or anytime shot.

  • Best Time of Year to Shoot

    Sunrise might be best in summer or the water fall conditions are best for spring. We will let you know.

  • What Lens(es) Do You Need

    If you are hiking a long distance, weight is important. We provide which lens(es) are needed to help lighten your load.

  • Special Nuances of the Shot

    Not every place is as you might think. We provide a personal insight to the location and an approach to taking the shot.

  • Google Maps Birds-Eye-View

    For each location we provide a birds-eye view to provide a better understanding of the layout and terrain of the location.

  • + 13 Other Data Points

    Integer placerat vitae lacus in pulvinar. Aenean fermentum sem sed purus suscipit auctor. Suspendisse laoreet fringilla.



Unlimited access to all locations and guaranteed to add at least 1 new location each month.