Although it is not apparent, the North Wall of the canyon rises a thousand feet higher than the South Rim. View on the North Rim at Bright Angel Point We attended an excellent "Park Ranger Talk" here at Walhalla Overlook. At this overlook you get a good view of the Colorado River. From the rim, the river looks puny, yet it averages 300 feet wide.
OK, this is far enough! I'm not stepping back any more!