Grand Canyon North Rim is one of the most beautiful and least developed rims of Grand Canyon National Park. That is why it is also the favorite among true nature lovers, hikers, and campers. The most common way to experience Grand Canyon North Rim is to hike or go on a helicopter tour. The North Rim is only open during the summer and is closed from October through May due to snow and winter road conditions. Hiring a professional guide to lead you on a Rim-to-Rim (or Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim) backpacking trip is one of the most popular ways to experience the North Rim - one that you'll never forget.
Other ways of seeing the North Rim is to take a multi-day river rafting trip down the Colorado River from Lees Ferry/Marble Canyon, which is near the North Rim, and navigate the Upper Canyon. There's also a 30-minute air tour from Las Vegas to Bar-10 Ranch, a decidedly remote 'off-the-grid' vacation lodge and ranch located on the Arizona Strip outside the National Park but only 9 miles from that portion of the North Rim, located 80 unpaved miles from St. George, UT. These are some unique, less crowded ways to experience the Grand Canyon.