Monday, 9 November 2015

Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim

You're riding along a beautiful two-lane road that winds through meadows filled with buffalo and elk.  There are few cars on this road and the horizon appears to climb to the clouds.

This is what you'll experience when riding along Highway 67 into the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is the lesser know section of the park because it's "out of the way" and the road into this section of the park is only open from May through October due to snow.  The elevations in this section of the park can be over 8'000 ft.

 Point Imperial

The North Rim offers view of the canyon that are spectacular and different from the more visited South Rim.  There is a lodge and cabins available in the park that are a throw back to earlier times and they provide "out the front door" access to the canyon.

Views from the North Rim near the lodge

One of the best riding roads in this section of Arizona is Cape Royal Road which winds along the canyon rim and provides many scenic overlooks and hiking trails, if you want to get of your motorcycle and stretch your legs.  The drive is 34 miles round trip and it's well worth the side tour.

The rock outcropping with the hole in it that's in the left part of the above photo has a trail that goes to the edge of the outcropping and provides a stunning view of the valley below.  

Heading north on Cape Royal Road.

If you're riding in Northern Arizona, take the trip into the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and enjoy the solitude and the great riding.

Gerald Trees
Dream Your Ride

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