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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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
Point Sublime is one of the most outstanding views at the Grand
Widforss Trail Parking Lot:
Beta: Coordinates and other trail and canyoneering information
by Zion Park search and rescue veteran team member Bo
Beck and www.zionnational-park.com author Tanya
Gear: Be prepared for the rugged terrain of the Grand
Canyon. Hi-tech socks are important to stave off blisters and sturdy hiking shoes
are a must.
To offer trip reports, corrections, updates
or for more information please visit the Grand Canyon Forum
Point Sublime, on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, is one of
the most breathtaking vistas anywhere in the Grand Canyon! The remoteness
of this area makes it less frequented than other scenic views in the park. However
with a 4WD vehicle, one can drive literally onto the point and enjoy the splendor!
Point Sublime Photos
Approximate driving time:
2 hours each way from Highway 67
18 miles each direction
(Total of 36 miles on dirt road)
Driving Directions from Fredonia Arizona: Drive South on Highway 89 from Fredonia
to Jacob Lake. From Jacob Lake turn right onto Highway 67 and drive approximately
42 miles, looking to the right for the turnoff to the Widforss Trailhead.
Be sure to have emergency equipment in your vehicle in case car problems arise.
Pack a spare tire, a jack that works, sleeping gear, food and
water in case the unforeseen occurs.
The drive is 18 miles on a reasonably maintained dirt
road, however there are sections that may be rugged. Most of the drive is done
through forested landscape and affords little in the way of vistas, but it is
a fun drive. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Kaibab Squirrel and the
pine cones they drop to the ground!
From the Widforss Point Trailhead parking lot, travel west on the dirt road
for .3 miles to a "Y" intersection and turn left to the Point Sublime
primitive road. The road travels through forest and then eventually into a large
clearing. At the clearing there is a road that branches to the left or right.
Take the right. Continue through the long clearing which ends and the remainder
of the trip will be in the forest. At 10.7 miles there is a pullout on the right
which affords a nice viewpoint into Crystal Canyon. Far below notice the many "temples" rising
from the canyon floor. To the south offers a chance to walk out on a limestone
table perched far above the canyon below. At 11.3 miles another intersection
is encountered; a right at this junction goes to Firepit Swamp Point and a left
turn continues to Point Sublime.
Just .5 miles after the junction another pull-out, on the left, offers some
more picture-taking opportunities.
The next 6 miles of travel is done on a better surface and becomes part of
the peninsula that Point Sublime is connected to. Soon the pines and firs give
way to pinons, juniper and desert cactus as the road leads to what now becomes
the obvious Point Sublime table top plateau. The road will continue for nearly
.5 mile and end at the southern-most tip of Point Sublime. There are pinon-shaded
picnic tables near the end. However the immediate
270 degree view will mesmerize; eating and resting will become secondary. There
is even a small slice of the Colorado River visible to the south. This tabletop
point is ideal for picnicking and even camping with the proper permit.
Remember that the road is rough in places and easier to drive in daylight,
so take into consideration the time of day and time required for returning to
Grand Canyon View Points