A near-side view of the North Rim – A closer look at the near side of the Grand Canyon as seen from the North Rim. As clouds cleared the sun and as the haze burned off, I was finally starting to see some of the great colors on the canyon walls. This image was made possible by the fact that the canyon wall jutted out at an angle from where we were standing. This allowed a look at the north side of the canyon wall at close range.
Our trips from Yellowstone National Park back to our home in Central Texas usually include stops at places we had never been or places we wanted to return to. In the fall of 2016, we decided to visit the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. In late October, the downside of visiting this area is that nearly every concession operation in the park had already closed, or operations were significantly reduced. However, this same fact meant there were not a lot of other people making our visit more relaxing.