Grand Canyon East Rim
The East Rim of Grand Canyon commonly referred to as Marble Canyon, is located 2.5 hours northeast of Grand Canyon Village and less than 2 hours from the North Rim. Although part of Grand Canyon National Park it is technically Marble Canyon (not the Grand Canyon) until you reach Nankoweap further down the Colorado River. Marble Canyon starts at Lee's Ferry, which is also the jumping off point for multi-day whitewater rafting trips through the Park.
This quiet and picturesque section of Northern Arizona is paralleled by Vermillion Cliffs National Monument and has great recreational opportunities for those who seek solitude. Visitors will not find the quintessential Grand Canyon Vistas at Marble Canyon, but the scenery is still amazing and there is a very raw feeling of nature due to the lack of people and infrastructure. For adventure seekers this is definitely a great area. Marble Canyon's Rim lies at about 3,600 feet in elevation, half that of the South Rim. This lower elevation leads to scorching temperatures in the summer, but very pleasant weather the rest of the year, including the winter season. Read the guide below to learn more.