Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, United States
NileGuide Expert tip:
This is a highly desolate part of Grand Canyon National Park. Bring a high-clearance vehicle, plenty of supplies, and a spare tire--getting a tow truck to this area can cost anywhere from $1,000-2,0000.
Fearless canyon adventurers looking for the most dramatic overlooks at Grand Canyon National Park will want to make the trek to the North Rim to stand at the edge of Tuweep (sometimes spelled "Toroweap") Overlook. Getting to Tuweep Overlook takes patience and planning: a long drive down dusty and rutted country roads can take anywhere between two or three hours, depending on road conditions, before you finally get to the edge of this sweeping cliffside, which places you 3,000 vertical feet above the Colorado River below. Those who make the journey will be rewarded with a direct view of the dramatic drop-off, which is surrounded by volcanic cones and evidence of lava flow. This sparsely visited part of the park is ideal for nature-lovers and experienced campers, but be warned that amenities are restricted to nine primitive camping sites.