Visit this webpage (updated daily) for the South Rim list of what is open and closed, hours of operation, and public health updates.
WINTER WEATHER ROAD CLOSURE ALERT - North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Effective Friday, November 24 at 6 am, Arizona State Route 67 to the North Rim of Grand Canyon - from the Entrance Station to Grand Canyon Lodge has been temporarily CLOSED due to icy roads and winter weather advisory for elevations above 7500ft on the Kaibab Plateau.
The closure of Highway 67 will remain in place through Sunday, November 26, because of hazardous roadway conditions. The plan is to reopen the highway to the public at 9 am on Monday, November 27.
Traveling? Call the NPS Road Condition/Closure Line for updates at 928-638-7496
The North Rim is Open for Day Use Only
The North Rim is open for day use only from Monday, October 16, through Thursday, November 30, 2023 - unless SR 67 closes earlier because of a major snowstorm. Then, the North Rim will be closed for the winter, beginning on December 1, 2023.
Grand Canyon Lodge, as well as the North Rim Campground have closed for the season. No overnight accommodations are available on the North Rim.
The General Store, as well as all retail, food and beverage services, and the Visitor Center have closed for the season.
The North Rim Scenic Roads to Cape Royal and Point Imperial are closed until further notice due to high elevation snowpack.
The North Rim is scheduled to open for the 2024 season on May 15, 2024.
Visitors exploring the North Rim on, or after, October 16 should plan to be self-sufficient and bring enough food and water for the day.
Things to Know About the Fall Day Use Period
The following services will remain open beyond October 16, for the times specified below:
The self-serve gas station, including diesel, will be available for as long as State Route 67 is open. It will only accept credit and debit cards.
NOTE: There are no electric vehicle charging stations on the North Rim. The nearest charging stations are in Kanab, UT (84 mi/135 km) and Page, AZ (125 mi/201 km).
The North Rim Backcountry Information Center closed for the season on October 31, 2023.
Between November 1 and 30, water will only be available from the water bottle filling station at the North Rim Backcountry Information Center.
All visitors traveling to the North Rim between now and November 30 should be prepared for winter driving conditions on State Route 67 and throughout the park. Snow, ice, and rain are common during this time of the year. Please call Arizona Highway Information to check road conditions: 1-888-411-ROAD (7623).
Nearby lodging, food services, and fuel are located 45 miles north of the North Rim at Jacob Lake, AZ. Additional lodging and guest services are available in Fredonia, AZ and Kanab, UT.
The park entrance gate on State Route 67, which provides vehicular access to the North Rim, will be closed at sunset on November 30, 2023, or after the first major snowstorm if prior to that date.
Between December 1, and May 14, North Rim roads are closed to all vehicles (including snowmobiles) No visitor services are available.
A worthwhile trip for those who enjoy the road less traveled, the North Rim, or "other side" of Grand Canyon is visited by only 10% of all park visitors.
North Rim is over 8000 feet (2438 m.)in elevation.
Hiking the 21 miles (34 km) from South Rim to North Rim includes a 4860 ft (1480 m) elevation loss from South Rim to Colorado River, followed by a 5850 ft (1780 m) elevation gain from the river to the North Rim.
North Rim Visitor Center
Hours: CLOSED for the winter.
Located adjacent to the parking lot for Grand Canyon Lodge and Bright Angel Point. A a Grand Canyon Conservancy Park Store with books and souvenirs is inside.
Public restrooms and outdoor exhibits are located behind the visitor center building.
For classic North Rim views, start at the Grand Canyon Lodge patio, then walk the paved trail out to Bright Angel Point.
From the main parking area it is a relatively short, easy walk to Lodge itself. The lodge is wheelchair accessible.
From the lodge the paved, Bright Angel Point Trail, 0.5 mile (0.8 km) round-trip trail, leads out the spine of the ridge to Bright Angel Point. This trail is steep in places, with drop-offs and stairs, but provides dramatic views into Roaring Springs and Bright Angel Canyons.
Hours 8 am to noon and 1 to 5 pm daily, through October 31, 2023. The backcountry information center is located in the NPS administration building. Here you will find maps, trail information, and helpful park rangers ready to answer your questions, issue backcountry permits, and help you plan your trip.
24 hour pay at the pump (only accepting credit and debit cards).
The North Rim Service Station is located on the entrance road into the Campground. Gasoline and diesel fuel is available here. Fuel will be available for Day Use visitors until November 30, 2023 - or until SR 67 is closed by a major snowstorm.
Note: Although the park is exploring options for installation of Electric Vehicle Charging infrastructure, the charging of Electric Vehicles can not be accommodated at this time. The nearest electric charging stations to North Rim are located in Kanab, UT.
The Service Station inside the park does not provide any repair services, only gasoline and diesel fuel.
Unleaded fuel, propane, diesel, tire repair, and some auto supplies are available at the North Rim Country Store (by Kaibab Lodge) 18.5 miles/ 30 km north. Open from May 15 to Oct. 15, 2023, seven days a week.
The service station at Jacob Lake 45 miles/ 75 km north, provides emergency repairs such as tires, belts, batteries, fuses, hoses, etc. Diesel fuel is also available at Jacob Lake. (928) 643-7232 Open all year.
Guest Laundry and Showers (Coin Operated)
Hours: CLOSED for the winter.
Located on the access road leading to the North Rim Campground.
Hours: CLOSED for the winter.
Located in the Grand Canyon Lodge complex.
Emergency services are provided by park rangers on duty. Dial 911 from your phone.
Lost and Found
For information about lost and found property contact the visitor center information desk or the Grand Canyon Lodge front desk, or call (928) 638-261 Mail: Lost and Found, North Rim Lodge, Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim, Arizona 86052
Book and Gift Shops
Grand Canyon Conservancy Park Store in the Visitor Center Building: Hours: CLOSED for the winter.
Camping, hiking, and backpacking equipment may be purchased at the Camper Store at the entrance to the North Rim Campground.
North Rim Mule Trips
CLOSED for the winter.
Visit Grand Canyon Trail Rides' website or call 435-679-8665 for more information and to book a trip —Rides are offered between June 2 and October 15, 2023.
Religious services may be offered on the North Rim of the park. The National Park Service does not endorse any group or message. See the bulletin board in the lodge for the schedule of services.
North Rim Scenic Drives - OPEN
Point Imperial and Cape Royal are reached via winding scenic drives. The trip to both points, with short walks at each and several stops at pullouts along the way, can easily take half a day.
NOTE: North Rim Scenic Roads to Point Imperial and Cape Royal will be closed temporarily from October 16-18, 2023 for road maintenance.
NOTE: RVs over 22 feet long, and vehicle-trailer combinations with a total length over 22 feet, are not permitted on the Scenic Drive due to narrow, windy roads with blind corners.
The highest point on the North Rim at 8,803 feet (2,683 meters), overlooks the Painted Desert and the eastern end of Grand Canyon. Here the canyon transforms as the narrow walls of Marble Canyon, visible only as a winding gash, open dramatically to become "grand." Layers of red and black Precambrian rocks, not visible at Bright Angel Point, add contrast and color. Part of the viewpoint is accessible.
Provides a panorama up, down, and across the canyon. With seemingly unlimited vistas to the east and west, it is popular for both sunrise and sunset. The sweeping turn of the Colorado River at Unkar Delta is framed through the natural arch of Angels Window. Look for the Desert View Watchtower across the canyon on the South Rim. This popular viewpoint is accessible via a paved, level trail.
There is something about the North Rim of Grand Canyon that invokes a sense of solitude and serenity. This is a place that invites you to slow down, to ponder, to feel your own innate creativity, and to fall in love with landscape.
Winter Camping with a Backcountry Permit
North Rim roads are closed to all vehicles between December 1st, 2023, and May 15, 2024, and no visitor services are available. During these winter months backpackers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers are permitted to use the North Rim Campground, provided a backcountry use permit has been obtained in advance. – These permits are available through the South Rim Backcountry Information Center. (e-mail us or call 928-638-7875)
The closest place to park during this time is Jacob Lake. The hike through the snow from Jacob Lake to the North Rim Campground is around 45 miles. Hikers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers will need to remain off the closed road (per Superintendent's Compendium re: safety from snowplows) and forge a path through the snow.
North Kaibab Trail is open with intermittent trail closures in effect to clear remaining rockfall areas.
The National Park Service emphasizes the importance of staying on designated trails at all times and hikers should not attempt to go over or around a closure. Trail users should pay attention to directions from park rangers, volunteers, and signs placed along the trail. Details >
Note about Snowmobiles:Snowmobiles are not permitted within the park.
Note about the Yurt:The North Rim yurt was removed because of safety issues and is no longer available.