North Rim Fall Color
September 30 - October 3
Photographers have long been inspired by the stunning overlooks along the remote Grand Canyon North Rim. Here you will capture compelling sunrise and sunset compositions at spectacular viewpoints. Visiting the North Rim during fall color adds the visual delight for you of photographing the gold aspens among dark evergreens, and some possible wildlife sightings.
Our journey begins on Thursday with a meet-and-greet orientation at the Grand Canyon Lodge, followed by a sunset shoot at Bright Angel Point. We will enjoy a fine-dining dinner at the Lodge before retiring to our rooms.
We will be at elevations between 8000 and 8800 feet, with nighttime low temperatures below freezing and daytime highs averaging in the 50s. Please prepare for cold weather, especially for sunrise and sunset shoots.
Thursday, our journey begins with a meet-and-greet orientation at the Grand Canyon Lodge, followed by a sunset shoot at Bright Angel Point. We will enjoy a fine-dining dinner at the Lodge before retiring to our rooms.
Friday, we photograph the stunning view from Point Imperial, the highest elevation overlook (8,803 feet). Here, monumental Mount Hayden juts into the sky with a backdrop of receding layers of sheer cliffs. The morning light sets the sandstone and limestone aglow with an everchanging pallet of colorful hues. On our return drive we stop for early-morning compositions of small aspen groves.
The afternoon shoot will focus on the mesmerizing stands of white tree trunks and bright yellow aspens. Our sunset shoot takes us on a short hike along the North Rim with overlooks of the deep Grand Canyon. Once the light dims from sunset we head for dinner at the Lodge. Afterwards a night shoot will be an option.
Saturday, we continue to photograph the geologic spectacles of the remote North Rim. We set out on a forest exploration in the afternoon along a 2-mile trail leading to a seldom visited overlook. The day is complete after an iconic sunset shoot of Angels Window, and then the magnificent Cape Royal.
Sunday, we make an early start to the awe-inspiring Bright Angel Point. In the afternoon, we capture our last highlight of the trip: an abandoned homestead and corral surrounded by tall aspens. Following a tasty lunch at Jacob Lake Lodge we say our farewells and conclude our journey together.
Limited to 8 participants
Deposit payment can be made on the registration form with PayPal or you can send a personal check via US Mail. Deposit of $600 is required to reserve your spot.
Use the contact form for questions and to request additional information.
- Price covers:
- Three nights at Grand Canyon Lodge (9/30, 10/1, 10/2)
- Personal photography instruction
- Entrance fees and meals not included
- Accommodations: Frontier Cabins include one double bed and one single bed, with a shower but not a tub. All rooms are shared. For a single-occupancy room add $375.
- Cancellations: We suggest that you purchase travel insurance to cover trip cancellation. Payment is only refundable from us under the conditions that the spot can be filled.
- Full payment:
- Due by September 15, 2021.
Larry Lindahl leads multi-day photography workshops with experience at the North and South rims of Grand Canyon for over eight years. He has also taught weeklong photography backpack trips for the Grand Canyon Field Institute. Larry's photography is published in many books and calendars featuring Grand Canyon. He is a professional photographer, with over 30 years of experience, working assignments for magazines such as Arizona Highways, Condé Nast Traveler, Outdoor Photographer, Der Spiegel, and Los Angeles Magazine. He also leads workshops at Monument Valley, Oregon Coast, and Sedona. Larry is based in Sedona, Arizona.
Larry is a certified Wilderness First Responders (WFR).