How Do I Travel to the North Rim?

Grand Canyon Area Map: Shows major highways and public lands.
Grand Canyon National Park & Vicinity. Scroll down page for approximate driving distances. Click on map above to download it. (2.5 MB PDF file)
 

The North Rim is open for "dawn to dusk" day use through November 30, 2018.

The following services have closed for the winter: Grand Canyon Lodge, food services, general store, North Rim Campground, Canyon Trail Rides, Visitor Center and park ranger programming.

To find out what this means, and when the North Rim will be fully open again, visit this link >
 

Approximate Driving Distances and Directions to NORTH RIM, Grand Canyon 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.

From Flagstaff, AZ- 207 miles / 333 kilometers

  • 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.)

 

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

 
two people walking on a trail. a scenic overlook is on their right with Grand Canyon in the distance
On the trail to Bright Angel Point. Photo courtesy Christian Schroll
 


The North Rim Has a Short Season

North Rim Lodging and Restaurants are open May 15 through October 15 each year

Jump to: Driving Distances/ Directions - General Information -Lodging - Camping -- Pocket Map

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 is no longer in business.
  • 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. Reservations required.
 

North Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide
In place of a newspaper, the North Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide is now being distributed at entrance stations, visitor centers, lodges, campgrounds, stores, and out-of-park locations. Download it here..
 
 
Graphic shows front (listing of services) and back (maps) of North Rim Pocket Map - the PDF version is accessible.
Front and back sides of the North Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide. Click on the image to download as an accessible PDF file (2.2 MB)
 

Last updated: October 31, 2018

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