Less than 10 percent of Grand Canyon visitors explore the North Rim, open mid-May through mid-October. While some expert hikers trek across the canyon for 21 miles from the South to North rims, most of the North Rim’s visitors arrive by car.
For some families, especially those with young children, seeing both the North Rim, 220 miles from the South Rim’s information village, is not worth the five-plus extra hours of car time.
Once at the North Rim, an easy trail, suitable for children in strollers, is the half-mile, round-trip Bright Angel Point Trail, a paved path ending in a scenic overlook. With older children, try the first section of North Kaibab Trail to Coconino Overlook, 1.5 miles round-trip.