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How Do I Travel to the North Rim ?

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Closed for the winter will reopen May 15th, 2014

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The entrance to the Grand Canyon National Park NORTH RIM is located 30 miles south of Jacob Lake on Highway 67; the actual rim of the canyon is an additional 14 miles south. Jacob Lake, AZ is located in northern Arizona on Highway 89A, not far from the Utah border. Grand Canyon lies entirely within the state of Arizona.

  • Commercial airlines serve Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas. There is also regularly scheduled air service into the St. George, UT Airport from Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. (St. George, UT is 156 miles/ 251 km to the west of the North Rim)

  • On demand shuttle service between Flagstaff/Sedona/Williams and Grand Canyon National Park and between the North and South Rims is provided by Grand Canyon Shuttle Service (888) 215-3105. Call for prices and schedules.

  • The Grand Canyon Shuttle (928-606-9212) Daily scheduled shuttle service between the North and South rims. Reservations recommended. Will operate during November 2013, when overnight parking is not permitted on the North Rim.

  • The Trans Canyon Shuttle (928-638-2820) runs between the north and south rims of the park once each day, in each direction, between May 15th and October 15, with a limited schedule between October 16 and October 31.The travel time is about 4 1/2 hours each way.

Visitor lodging and food services inside the National Park on the North Rim are open from mid-May to mid-October.

The National Park Service will continue its operations including the North Rim Visitor Center and Bookstore, as well as the Backcountry Permits Office through October 31.

Between November 1 through December 1, the North Rim will be open for day use only (no overnight parking) unless snow closes Highway 67 prior to that date. From November 1 through December 1 pay-at-the-pump gas and diesel will still be available. Learn more...

 
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Approximate Driving Distances and Directions

to the NORTH RIM, Grand Canyon National Park, from:

From South Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ - 212 miles / 341 kilometers
Take Highway 64 east to Cameron, AZ.
From Cameron, take Highway 89 north to Bitter Springs, AZ.
From Bitter Springs, take Highway 89Alt west to Jacob Lake, AZ.
From Jacob Lake, take Highway 67 south to the North Rim.

US 89T south of Page, AZ is fully open
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From Flagstaff, AZ - 207 miles / 333 kilometers - there are three ways to go:
Take Highway 89 north to Bitter Springs, AZ
From Bitter Springs, take Highway 89Alt west to Jacob Lake, AZ.
From Jacob Lake, take Highway 67 south to the North Rim.

From Phoenix, AZ - 351 miles / 565 kilometers
Take I-17 north to Flagstaff, AZ.
In Flagstaff take I-40 east to Highway 89
From Flagstaff. take Highway 89 north to Bitter Springs, AZ .
From Bitter Springs, AZ, take Highway 89Alt west to Jacob Lake, AZ
From Jacob Lake, take Highway 67 south to the North Rim.

From Sedona, AZ - 236 miles / 380 kilometers
Take Highway 89Alt to Flagstaff, AZ
In Flagstaff, take I-40 east to Highway 89.
From Flagstaff, take Highway 89 north to Bitter Springs, AZ.
From Bitter Springs, take Highway 89Alt west to Jacob Lake, AZ.
From Jacob Lake, take Highway 67 south to the North Rim.

From Williams, AZ - 242 miles / 389 kilometers
Take I-40 east to Flagstaff, AZ
From Flagstaff, take Highway 89 north to Bitter Springs, AZ
From Bitter Springs, take Highway 89Alt west to Jacob Lake, AZ.
From Jacob Lake, take Highway 67 south to the North Rim.

From Las Vegas, NV - 275 miles/ 443 kilometers
Drive north on I-15 for 128 miles/ 206 km, just past St. George, UT to Rt 9.
Drive east on Rt 9 for 10 miles/ 16 km to Rt 59.
Continue east on Rt 59 for 32 miles/ 51 km. (At the Utah/Arizona state line, the highway changes to Rt 389.
Continue east on Rt 389 for 33 miles/ 53 km to the junction with US 89a.
Continue east on US 89a for 30/ miles 48 km. to the junction with Rt 67.
Drive south on Rt 67 for 43 miles/ 70 km directly to the North Rim.

From Los Angeles, CA - 500+ miles / 805+ kilometers
From the junction of I-10 and I-15, drive north on I-15 for 352 miles / 556 km, just past St. George, UT to Rt 9.
Drive east on Rt 9 for 10 miles/ 16 km to Rt 59.
Continue east on Rt 59 for 32 miles/ 51 km. (At the Utah/Arizona state line, the highway changes to Rt 389.
Continue east on Rt 389 for 33 miles/ 53 km to the junction with US 89a.
Continue east on US 89a for 30/ miles 48 km. to the junction with Rt 67.
Drive south on Rt 67 for 43 miles/ 70 km directly to the North Rim.

From Salt Lake City, UT - 392 miles / 631 kilometers
Take I-15 south to Cedar City, UT.
From Cedar City, take Highway 14 east to Highway 89.
Take Highway 89 south to Kanab, UT.
From Kanab, take Highway 89Alt south to Jacob Lake, AZ.
From Jacob Lake, take Highway 67 south to the North Rim.

From Denver, CO - 690 miles / 1110 kilometers
Take I-70 west to Sevier, UT.
From Sevier, take Highway 89 south to Kanab, UT.
From Kanab, take Highway 89Alt south to Jacob Lake, AZ.
From Jacob Lake, take Highway 67 south to the North Rim.

From Albuquerque, NM - 467 miles / 751 kilometers
Take I-40 west to Flagstaff, AZ.
From Flagstaff, take Highway 89 north to Bitter Springs, AZ.
From Bitter Springs, take Highway 89Alt west to Jacob Lake, AZ.
From Jacob Lake, take Highway 67 south to the North Rim.

(Note: The directions on this page do not represent the only route you can use to get to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Depending on where you start and the route you wish to take, you may find that using other roads will suit your travel plans better.)

 

Road Conditions

Listed below are commercial phone numbers for recorded messages on road conditions and links to state highway websites:

 

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Front cover of 2013 Season North Rim Guide

Park  Newspaper

Download the 2013 Season (English)
North Rim Guide (letter-size)
(Prints on 8.5 x 11" paper 3 MB PDF File)

North Rim Guide (tabloid size)
(Prints on 11 x 17" paper 2.5 MB PDF File)

Even though the 2013 season has ended and the North Rim is closed for the winter, the 2013 edition of the North Rim Guide contains the maps, schedules and information needed to plan your visit in 2014.

The 2014 edition of this publication will be available in April.

North Rim lodging and camping along with most other visitor services within the park are open from mid-May to mid-October. It is best to reserve lodging and campsites as far ahead as possible.

Download the maps/trail guide as one large page 22.5 x 17"
(660 kb PDF file)

 
 

Did You Know?

Grand Canyon Shuttle Buses

For more than 30 years Grand Canyon National Park has provided a free shuttle bus system on the South Rim. Visitors and residents have made 75,000,000 boardings. Riding the shuttles makes your stay more enjoyable, while reducing pollution and decreasing traffic congestion. More...