Grand Canyon National Park – North Rim

I love lists. I love making lists. More importantly, I love checking things off lists. I’ve even been known to add something to a list after I’ve completed it, just so I can have the glorious satisfaction of drawing that line through it.

In one day I was able to check something off TWO lists! Can you say best day ever?

In visiting the North Rim of the Grand Canyon I was able to cross Arizona off my “States Still To Visit” list and cross “Visit the Grand Canyon” off my bucket list.

At the time, we were camped at a free site in the Dixie National Forest in SW Utah. We picked the area because it was pretty close to being in the middle of Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park.

However, once we realized the Grand Canyon was only a two-hour drive away … we couldn’t pass it up.

The drive to and from was gorgeous! A good chunk of the way is through the Kanab National Forest; which is lush and beautiful!

If you haven’t noticed by now, we’re pretty fond of the woods so this was a particularly nice treat considering, like idiots, we just assumed it would be all desert.

The Grand Canyon is one of those places that was on my list because it should be. Everyone should see the Grand Canyon at least once in their life, right? But it was never a place I was dying to visit and not something I would make a special trip for.

After seeing it with my own eyes, I’m even more eager to see it again!

When it comes to travel, I tend to say, “It’s cliche for a reason,” and this absolutely applies to the Grand Canyon.

I’m so incredibly thankful we made the special trip to see it and I cannot wait to see the South Rim one day.

The South Rim is typically where most visit and I’m incredibly thankful that wasn’t the case for us. There aren’t a lot of easy access points to view the canyon at the North Rim but, that just meant there were fewer people and that’s always a plus in my book.

Of course were amazing but, one of my husband’s highlights from the was getting to see a huge herd of wild buffalo. We tried counting but lost count around 50 or 60. It was amazing and almost made me feel like I had been transported back in time.

If you want to see and hear more from our trip to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, check out the pictures below and take a listen to the podcast episode where I talk about those adventures.