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The depth of Grand Canyon's North Rim provides awesome views.
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North Rim offers rustic experience and a glimpse into the park's past

Grand Canyon North Rim

Though a mere 10 to 15 miles separate the South Rim from the North, in terms of atmosphere and lifestyle, the distance is more like 50 years.The North Rim is what national parks were when our parents were kids," said Ranger Jennie Albrinck, who now works on the South Rim but spent many years on the other side.