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Plan Your Visit
Bottled water - in individual disposable containers - is no longer sold in the park. Learn why
NPS photo by Michael Quinn
Nearly five million people see the 1 mile deep (1.6 km) Grand Canyon each year.
California condor courtesy of Steve Mull
North Rim, which lies just 10 miles / 16 km across the canyon from the South Rim, (as the California condor flies) but is a 220 mile/ 354 km drive by car - all the way around the canyon.
NPS photo by Jessica Pope
The North Rim, Averaging 8000 feet/ 2438 m above sea level, rises 1000 feet/ 305 m higher than the South Rim, and because of its remote location, is much less accessible than the South Rim. The North Rim has a short season. Lodging and restaurants are open from May 15 through October 15 each year.
NPS photo by Michael Quinn
The Inner Canyon includes everything below the rim and is seen mainly by hikers, mule riders, or river runners.
How Do People Get Across the Canyon?
Navajo Bridge, a few miles downstream from Lees Ferry, where the Canyon is only 400 feet/ 122 m wide.
There is no longer an airstrip on the North Rim of the park. That means that the North Rim village may only be reached by driving all the way around - or by hiking across the canyon.
Click on the map to download the
Grand Canyon National Park Area Map (83kb PDF File)
The Park's Seasonal Newspapers
Download the 2014 Spring (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 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 May 15h through October 15 of each year. Because of the short season, 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)
Visiting Grand Canyon with your pet ? Things you should know...
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Did You Know?
Within the Grand Canyon, the rugged, V-shaped Inner Gorge rises darkly from the Colorado River. The broad shelf above it is the Tonto Platform, which spreads like a green blanket across both sides of the canyon. The Inner Gorge achieves a depth of over 1200 feet (366m)