The entrance to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is located 30 miles south of Jacob Lake on Highway 67; the actual rim of the canyon is an additional 14 miles south from the entrance. 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.
Hours of Operation
May 15th - October 15th
If you arrive when park rangers are not at the entrance station, and you are not a pass holder, please proceed to the automated fee station next to the North Rim Visitor Center.
From November 1st - December 1st, the North Rim is open for "dawn to dusk" day use with limited services. However, if snow closes Highway 67 before December 1, the park will also close.
Though road closures prevent vehicles from driving to the North Rim during the winter season, hikers, snowshoers and cross country skiers may enter the North Rim of the park through the winter months, provided backcountry permits have been obtained. Personal snowmobiles are NOT permitted inside the park.
The North Rim reopens on May 15 of every year.
Driving from the South Rim to the North Rim (or vice versa) by automobile requires a five-hour trip over 220 miles (354 km). Driving directions to the North Rim ...
The hike across the canyon from rim to rim is 21 miles (34 km) via the South Kaibab Trail and 23.5 miles (38 km) via the Bright Angel Trail.
Contact the Backcountry Information Center to obtain a backcountry permit for your hike.
Entrance Fees and Passes
Admission to Grand Canyon National Park is valid for seven days. It includes both the North Rim and South Rim.
No refunds are given due to inclement weather.
Vehicle Permit $35
Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers. Organized groups are not eligible for the vehicle permit.
Motorcycle Permit $30
Admits one single, private, non-commercial motorcycle and its passenger(s).
Individual Permit $20 per person
Admits one individual when entering by foot, bicycle, park shuttle bus, Grand Canyon Railway, and private rafting trip. Individuals 16 years of age and younger are admitted free of charge.
There are multiple types of annual passes available at each park entrance station:
America the Beautiful - Annual Pass ($80)
Grand Canyon National Park Pass ($70) - buy online before you arrive!
America the Beautiful - Senior Pass (one-time fee of $80, lifetime pass)
"Every Kid in a Park" 4th Grade Pass (Free)
America the Beautiful - Access Pass (Free)
Military Pass (Free)
Documentation and ID required when presenting or acquiring a pass. Further information can be found here
Organized, Non-commercial Groups
Organized, non-commercial groups include church groups, college or school groups, scouts, service organizations, military, etc.
All holders of Interagency Passes, Golden Passports, National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes, Grand Canyon passes, and visitors 16 years of age and younger are admitted free of charge. Passes allow free entrance to individual pass holders under the conditions stated on the pass.
Organized, non-commercial groups in vehicles with a manufacturer's designed capacity of 16 or less are charged the $35 vehicle permit. Vehicles with a manufacturer's designed capacity of 16 or greater are charged $8 per person. Removal of seats from a vehicle does not qualify for the lower rate. Age and pass exemptions apply.
The total fee charged for an organized, non-commercial group will not exceed the $300 fee per vehicle.
Organized, non-commercial groups are **not eligible** to purchase Interagency Federal Recreational Lands Passes.
Commercial Tour Fees
Fees are based on vehicle capacity for all tour groups and bus companies that originate outside a 100-mile (160 km) radius of an entrance station to Grand Canyon National Park. Taxis are classified as commercial tours since they do not have regularly scheduled service.
Vehicles with capacity of 1-25 will be charged a flat fee of $8 per person. Visitors 16 years of age and younger are admitted free of charge.
Vehicles with capacity of 26 or greater will be charged a flat fee of $300. No Golden Eagle, Golden Age, Golden Access, Grand Canyon National Park Annual Pass, or National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes (Annual Pass, Senior Pass, Access Pass) will be accepted, and there are no exemptions for age.
Multiple Vehicle Tours/Caravan Tour
In multiple vehicle tours each vehicle will be charged the regular, single-vehicle fee ($30 Motorcycles, $35 Vehicle). If one or more group members own a National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, each pass will be accepted for entry of one vehicle in the caravan.
Regional shuttle service is defined as service organizations within a 100-mile (160 km) radius of an entrance station for Grand Canyon National Park. All vehicles will be charged a flat fee of $8 per person, regardless of vehicle size.
Local transit is designated as having regularly scheduled transit service originating within a 100-mile (160 km) radius of an entrance station for Grand Canyon National Park. All vehicles will be charged a flat fee of $6 per person, regardless of vehicle size. Visitors 16 years of age and younger are admitted free of charge.
No additional per-person fees are charged as long as passengers are traveling with their original commercial vehicle. Tour passengers who re-enter the park by other means are subject to per person fees. Entrance fees are **not** refundable and/or transferable. The permit is valid for up to 7 days for the same tour group only. A Commercial Use Authorization is required for any commercial tour company, regional shuttle service company, or local transit company that enters the park.