Top Lodging Gem #5 – Grand Canyon Frontier Cabins, North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

It’s the one place where you can sit along the edge of the Grand Canyon and have a sip of wine (or beer) while you wait for the sun to set. And, if you’re lucky, watch a summer squall with lightning bursts move over the canyon. 

Just like Bryce National Park’s cabins, you can crawl out of bed, grab your camera and be at Bright Angel Point to capture the canyon sunrise in 2 minutes.

If you’re fortunate, you’ll get to see the rare Kaibab squirrel, which are confined entirely to the ponderosa pine forests here. I did not see the Kaibab even though I went looking for them several times. 

By staying in the cabins, you won’t have to drive from the nearest non-National Park hotel, which is over an hour drive away. You’re right there to begin your early morning adventures before the crack of dawn.

Grand Canyon Frontier Cabins

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