North Rim Grand Canyon Information
Tips, Tools, and Resources for Grand Canyon Hikers and Backpackers
The U.S. Geological Survey's Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center is the science provider for the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program. In this role, the research center provides the public and decision makers with relevant scientific information about the status and trends of natural, cultural, and recreational resources found in those portions of Grand Canyon National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area affected by Glen Canyon Dam operations.
Grand Canyon Report (1) | Geology | Sedimentary Rock
The hectic world seems to hold still as the sun gently peeks over the Colorado Plateau, lighting and warming the ancient rocks of the canyon. The sparkle of limestone is dazzling, as the sun reaches out to touch it. Scorching rays dive deep to the Colorado River forcing a glow seen from a safe perch on the rim. At the North Rim the more eroded and sloping walls give a magnificent view of the river below. An emerald green glow shimmers as raging white water bursts with energy from the Unkar Delta. The air is brisk and fresh at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and the views, trails and tours are as exhilarating as the clean air. The North Rim is 1000' higher than the South Rim, resulting in cooler temperatures, a different environment and a lush forest. This natural wonder is a more remote section of the Grand Canyon, located in Northern Arizona, near Southern Utah's border and is a definite must see.