North Rim Entrance Station

A large brown wooden sign suspended by large wooden pillars reads Grand Canyon National Park
The Entrance Station lies just beyond the large wooden sign welcoming visitors to the North Rim.


Quick Facts

Information - Ranger/Staff Member Present

Hours of Operation

Open Daily
May 15 through October 15, 2024 
Day use only season: October 16 through November 30, 2024 (unless closed by snow)

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.

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 October 16 through November 30, the North Rim is open for "dawn to dusk" day use with limited services. However, if snow closes Highway 67 before November 30, 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.



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.

Annual Passes

There are several types of annual passes available at each of the park's three entrance stations:

America the Beautiful - Annual Pass ($80)
America the Beautiful - Annual Senior Pass ($20)
America the Beautiful - Lifetime Senior Pass ($80)
"Every Kid Outdoors" - 4th Grade Pass (Free)
America the Beautiful - Lifetime Access Pass (Free)
Military Pass (Free)
Grand Canyon National Park Pass ($70)

Detailed information about these passes, and which one is right for you: here 

Documentation and ID are required when presenting or acquiring a pass. 

At Grand Canyon National Park's Entrance Stations, credit and debit cards, digital passes, and America the Beautiful passes are accepted for entry. Cash is no longer accepted.

Group Tours

Organized, Non-commercial Groups >
Organized, non-commercial groups include church groups, college or school groups, scouts, service organizations, military, etc.

Commercial Tours

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.

Educational Fee Waivers

Educational Fee Waivers are not issued automatically. Educational groups must apply and meet the criteria to receive a fee waiver. Details >

Grand Canyon National Park

Last updated: May 15, 2024