Like the South Rim
, Grand Canyon's North Rim
has many named points - projecting promontories at the edge of the plateau - but comparatively few are easy to reach, as the terrain is much more uneven, split by deep side canyons, and accessible only by 4WD tracks.
Of the ten points which are either next to a paved road or reachable on an easy day hike, in some cases the views are of Bright Angel Canyon rather than the main gorge, and others overlook the easternmost section of the Grand Canyon where the cliffs and ravines are not quite so extensive, but all offer an unforgettable experience.
Select a point from the list or on the map below for descriptions, photographs and panoramas.
See also South Rim Viewpoints
North Rim Points from west to east: Widforss Point
Bright Angel Point
Uncle Jim Point
Four of the North Rim points are close to the road (Bright Angel
, Cape Royal
, Point Imperial
and Roosevelt Point
), of which the best is probably Cape Royal. A further three may be reached by maintained paths (Cape Final
, Uncle Jim
), though this latter needs a half mile hike over steep ground at the end of the official trail. The others (Atoko
) require an off-trail walk through the forest; Honan provides the best views of the three.