Highway 67 - Arizona
Highway 67 passes through the forested lands of the Kaibab National Forest and Jacob Lake. Highway 67 often closes after the first heavy snow and does not open again until mid-May. ADOT road conditions
Arizona Highway 67 Closure - Check to see if roads are open from mid-October
to mid-May when services close down at the North Rim. The Grand
Canyon Lodge and Grand Canyon Visitor
Center close mid-October each year,
but the North Rim itself and the trails remain open. Note that the North Rim
is a primitive area with few services. If visiting the Grand Canyon North Rim
after the lodge closes, be prepared for no services after Jacob Lake. The North
Rim is open to winter backcountry use. Permits are
required for overnight camping.
Dispersed Camping in the Kaibab Forest Dispersed camping is permitted in the Kaibab National Forest as long as it is outside
the Grand Canyon National Park boundaries. Please, leave no trace of your stay, and pack out what you
pack in. Always camp away from water and roads.
Jacob Lake - Services often remain open at Jacob Lake after the North Rim Grand Canyon Lodge closes in mid-October. Don't bring your boat to Jacob Lake looking to launch it. Jacob Lake is a small pond on private property.Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center - The Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center usually remains open after the Grand Canyon North Rim services shut down for the winter. The Kaibab Visitor Center closure date varies.
The Visitor Center for the Kaibab National Forest, is located at Jacob Lake, where highways 67 and 89A intersect. Children will enjoy the kids program. Filling out a worksheet about the displays inside the center rewards the kids with knowledge of the area along with a prize and badge.
Kaibab Station in Fredonia
Kaibab National Forest Ranger Station
Directions to the Grand Canyon North Rim - From Zion National Park, travel Highway 9 to Mt. Carmel Jct., then turn south on Highway 89 to Kanab. There is only one stop light in Kanab; this is where Hwy 89 changes to Highway 89A. Fredonia, Arizona is just a few miles away, across the Utah - Arizona border. Take Highway 89A to Jacob lake (36 miles), then take Highway 67 to the Grand Canyon North Rim park entrance.
North Rim Grand Canyon Location - The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is 85 miles from Mount Carmel Junction, which is located on the east side of Zion National Park. Many who visit the National Parks of Southern Utah add the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to their travel plans and those visiting the North Rim of the Grand Canyon often visit Zion National Park.
Grand Canyon North Rim, Arizona
History of the Thunderbird
Stay in the heart of the parks, Mount Carmel Junction, and visit the treasures of the Southwest and Utah.
North Rim Grand Canyon Information