It’s tough to get over just how picturesque the scenery is here in northern Arizona in the region surrounding the Grand Canyon. Hardly a day goes by here where we aren’t taken aback by the majestic red sandstone cliffs towering over the Colorado River, or the many other natural features of the terrain here.
Many of our fly fishing clients come to check out the impressive natural views that are only available in this corner of the country, thanks mainly to the Grand Canyon. Not many may be aware, however, that one of the best opportunities to view the grandeur of this natural wonder without having to deal with heavy crowds is within a few hours of our fishing hole.
As this article published by The Las Vegas Review-Journal points out, the North Rim section of Grand Canyon National Park in northeastern Arizona is visited far less often by tourists coming by to gaze at the canyon. However, this in itself is a great reason to check out the North Rim, as overcrowding at the South Rim site is a common complaint.
The elevation of the North Rim is about 1,000 feet higher than the South Rim’s elevation, and as a result, the North Rim experiences cooler temperatures throughout the year, making it a great summer lookout location. The cooler temperatures also support a range of natural fauna and wildlife, including bobcats, deer, wild turkeys and more. There are also plenty of public facilities for outdoor recreation, including hiking trails, mule trains and a Grand Canyon Lodge with plenty of amenities.
We know that you’ll come visit us because of the quality angling experiences you’ll have here, but you’ll stay to check out the views a little longer. If you’re visiting this region from far away, make sure to check out the nearby national park and the many natural splendors that make this region a once-in-a-lifetime destination.
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