Tucked away on the North Rim in Grand Canyon National Park, Toroweap Overlook provides a rugged escape from the bustle of other crowded destinations within the park

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The solitude of Toroweap Overlook at sunrise.Marc Bergreen

Head out to somewhere that’s way way way off the grid. Toroweap Overlook isn’t your standard Grand Canyon overlook that attracts hordes of tourists. It’s a remote spot down a long bumpy road that requires a high clearance vehicle and slow, methodical driving so you don’t pop a tire when you have no one to call.

But if you make it out there, better yet if you get a camping permit, you’ll have the whole Grand Canyon all to yourself — or at least as far as you can see. As you look down 3,000 feet to the Colorado River, you’ll wonder why you ever thought you had any problems. Getting off the grid has that effect. Seeing the size of the Grand Canyon does that to a person. And isn’t that what we all need this year?

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