The North Rim

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The North Rim is known as the Arizona strip because it is isolated from the rest of AZ.  It seems more a part of Utah than Arizona even.  Located on I-15, the BLM’s Virgin River Campground goes through the very north west corner of AZ from NV to UT. Due to it’s distance from the major population centers, the north rim country is not crowded at all.  If you want to get away from the crowds then this is definitely the place to camp. A main attraction here is the high Kaibab Plateau which is covered with an alpine forest of Douglas Fir, Aspen and Ponderosa Pine.  The word Kaibab is an old Indian Word meaning, “mountain lying down”.  It really is a fitting description of this vast plateau.

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