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
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.
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.
AZ 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.
Forest Service Roads
Kaibab forest offers great, unpopulated summer drives, through ponderosa
pine and aspen forests to vistas of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon that are
just as good or better than anything seen from either rim.
Grand Canyon views from the Kaibab Forest
Many feel that the best views of the Grand Canyon are from Crazy Jug Point
and Timp Point. Crazy Jug Point is near Monument Point which is a popular trailhead
for Thunder River and Deer Creek. If lucky enough to visit the North Rim
of the Grand Canyon in October, try the forest service road to Timp Point which
is the better view point of the two. This path traverses rows of aspen, and in
October it's stunning with fall colors. Bring binoculars to get
a great view of Thunder River flowing from Tapeats Canyon.
Dispersed Camping in the Kaibab Forest
Dispersed camping is permitted in Kaibab National Forest as long as it is outside
the Grand Canyon National Park boundaries. Leave no trace. Pack out what you
pack in. Camp away from water and roads. Call 928.638.2443
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
Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center
HC 64, Jacob Lake, AZ 86022
Kaibab Station in Fredonia
Kaibab National Forest Ranger Station
PO Box 248 Fredonia, AZ 86022