Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Rapids on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon are so big and wild compared to whitewater elsewhere, they’re measured on a scale of their own—the Grand Canyon scale. Campsites here should get similar treatment: a grander scale. And this one would set the bar. The rim-side perch lies on a Powell Plateau ledge, where the tent-door view looks west across gaping Bedrock and Galloway Canyons. The ends-of-the-earth site on the park’s remote North Rim lies roughly three miles from the Swamp Point trailhead. Hike a mile to Muav Saddle, climb 889 feet west to the plateau, then head southwest cross-country for nearly two miles; at the plateau’s western edge, you’ll find numerous ledges like this.
Permit Required ($10 plus $5 per person per night)
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Contact (928) 638-7888, nps.gov/grca