What’s 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and a mile deep? The Grand Canyon of course. We visited on October 11, 2015. It was the last week that the lodge, restaurants and shops were open. You can still go into this area of the park after as long as weather permits. I wish we had gone later, the crowds were crazy. We had heard that the north rim is not as busy as the south rim, but that wasn’t our experience at all, at least near the lodge. Other areas of the park are less congested.
Bright Angel Point Trail
Bright Angel Point Trail – This is a short hike, about 1/2 mile round trip, along a paved trail with many other people. The view is spectacular, but it was unnerving for me. At points you have a canyon drop on both sides and people jostling past you in both directions. Its a steep climb back up, even though a short hike.
After leaving the lodge area we took the road which leads to Angels Window. This was much less crowded.
Views of Angel’s Window
Coming down from Angel’s Window we took the road to Pt. Imperial, right before sunset.