Rim Grand Canyon Lodging
East Zion Cabins
Zion RV Park
Pink Sand Dunes
& Favorite SW Sites
Mileage: Mount Carmel Jct.
Tuweep 90 miles
South Canyon 75 miles
North Rim 85 miles
Zion Park 12 miles
Bryce Canyon 60 miles
Grand Staircase 9 miles
Cedar Breaks 45 miles
Red Canyon 47 miles
Dixie Forest 22 miles
Sand Dunes 11 miles
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our Arizona Maps and Information
In these pages you will find insiders information
on the best Grand Canyon hikes and Backpacks including Tuweep and South Canyon
Trails. This detailed guide includes road maps, park maps, pictures, trail beta,
backpacking, history, fees, geology, flora, fauna, campgrounds, things for kids
to do and even information on Grand Canyon North Rim hidden treasures.
Making grand memories in the Arizona national parks.
Canyon North Rim Road Map
Directions to North Rim Grand Canyon: From Zion National Park,
take on U-9 through the park to Mt. Carmel Jct. Turn south on US-89 to Kanab.
There is only one stop light in Kanab; this is where US-89 changes to ALT 89.
Fredonia, Arizona is 6 miles. In Fredona take 89A to Jacob lake (36 miles), then
take AZ 67 to the Grand Canyon North Rim park entrance.
Winter Road Conditions and
Highway 67 Road Closures
Grand Canyon Fauna - Animals
Grand Canyon Fauna
The Grand Canyon is a vast place and as a result hosts a large variety of
animals within her boundaries, including several species that are native.
These animals prefer the rocky slopes of the inner canyon. The rocky slopes
keep them safer from predators. The magnificent horns of the bighorn sheep continue
to grow throughout their lives and are not shed. The males horns grow to a full
curl and the females are only a half curl. The Bighorn feed in the early morning
in herds. They are herbivores and feed on grasses and other flora in the park.
The California Condor
The Grand Canyon is a safe haven for endangered species, such as the California
Condor, to live and attempt to save themselves from extinction. The California
Condor, a magnificent bird, with a wing span of almost ten feet, is living in
the Grand Canyon. Even with the effort of the last years to revive this species
there are few birds living. The California Condor has been listed as an endangered
species since 1967. Reintroduction of the birds in Arizona began in 1996. Condor
#305 was the first wild hatched condor in Arizona in the last century. In 2005,
nearly 250 condors were living both in the wild and in captivity. 45 of the birds
were in Arizona, including three new chicks, but only one of the chicks were
at the Grand Canyon.
Reptiles are common in the desert. The environment supports interesting reptiles
such as the gila monster, chuckwalla and the common kingsnake. A chuckwalla is
a large lizard with loose folds of skin around its upper body and is active by
day. When this animal is threatened it will retreat to a narrow crevice and wedge
itself between the sides, gulping air and pumping itself up as a form of protection.
The Gila monster is another lizard that is active during the day. It is the largest
and the only venomous lizard in the United States. It ranges, in length, from
eighteen to twenty-four inches. The venom of the Gila monster is painful but
it rarely causes death. The common kingsnake is a black snake with white bands
This snake will bite other snakes and lizards behind the head then coil around