Now whenever we see one of the "Great Lodges of the National Parks" we make a
reservation for dinner. We now realize that we have missed about half of these lodges
which were in parks we visited before. Our plans for next year --
We will try to eat at all of the Great Lodges we missed. So we will be heading back to
the National Park circuit again next year.
The Grand Canyon Lodge is located at the North Rim. We spent a lot of time just sitting and looking out at the view from its balconies.
One other viewpoint we wanted to visit was Cape Royal. It is a 23 mile drive from the north rim visitors center and suppose to be the best view from the north rim. We headed over to see the view and after 8 miles there was a road block. The forestry service was cutting a firebreak on each side of the road and had trees laying over the road. There was also a small fire burning. So we had to forget Cape Royal and head for another viewpoint, Point Imperial. Point Imperial is the highest viewpoint in the Grand Canyon National Park at 8,803 feet.