North Rim Backcountry Information Center

A brown building with a green roof
Stop by for last minute permits and year round water


Quick Facts
North Rim

Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Information, Information - Maps Available, Information - Ranger/Staff Member Present, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Permits Issued, Restroom, Toilet - Flush, Water - Bottle-Filling Station, Water - Drinking/Potable, Wheelchair Accessible

Between October 16, 2022 and May 14, 2023

The North Rim's Backcountry Information Center provides information, permits, and trip planning assistance for those looking to explore Grand Canyon on day and overnight hikes from the canyon's northern rim. Day hikes do not require permits of any kind, but any overnight trip to the backcountry, whether below the rim or above, requires a permit. You can get information and try for a day-of permit in person at the Backcountry Information Center.

Located in the Administrative area of the North Rim's developed area The Backcountry Office is open daily to assist backcountry hikers. Look for signs along 67S just south of the North Kaibab Trailhead.  

Water at the Backcountry Office is available year round even after the North Rim has closed for the season. 

Hours of Operation

Open daily.
8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grand Canyon National Park

Last updated: December 13, 2022