The north rim of the Grand Canyon National Park is well known for being a good spot to view the bright autumn season colors. The reason why has to do with the elevation, which about 1,000 feet higher than the south rim. Evergreens like piñon, juniper and pine trees flourish in the 7,000 foot range, while birch and aspen are more common at 8,000 feet up and these tree species certainly do exhibit bright colors when the days become shorter.
Flushes of bright red, orange and yellow can be seen everywhere during the drive to Port Imperial on the north rim, so this is a great destination for those who yearn to see the leaves change color in northern Arizona. Better still, a very large picnic area is located at Point Imperial, so this cozy spot definitely qualifies as a prime time day trip excursion. For this reason, be sure to pack a picnic basket for the journey because the visual experience is so captivating that you will likely not want to leave anytime soon!
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