Arizona State Road-67 often closes after the first heavy
snow and does not open again until mid-May. Before traveling to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, check to see if roads are open from mid-October
to mid-May when services close down at the North Rim.
Canyon Lodge and Grand Canyon Visitor
Center close mid-October each year (but there have been exceptions!),
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. ADOT determines the closure of SR-67 and not the National Park Service. The South rim of the Grand Canyon does stay open year-round.
Connecting the National Parks
with beauty and adventure
Utah Travelers venture into Northern Arizona
to visit the Grand Canyon
Take the plunge into the depths of Grand Canyon National Park. Savor the powerful
emotion as the beauty of this parks enchant you for the very first time. Experience
the desert wild life in the warmth of summer, partake in the coolness of the
weeping falls each spring and the solace of snow capped mountains in the cool
days of winter. Then return to Mt. Carmel Jct. and spend time enjoying Zion National
The Grand Canyon, extending 300 miles, 1,218,375 acres and 1,904 square miles,
has earned its rightful place as one of the seven wonders of the world. Local
and International visitors coming to the park each year reach the millions. The
North Rim of the Grand Canyon is located south of the southwestern town of Kanab
or 85 miles from Mt. Carmel Jct., and is said to be more beautiful than the South
Rim. Without a doubt the North Rim is less commercial and because of its higher
elevation, is much cooler in the summer.
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 Fredonia take 89A to Jacob lake (36 miles), then take AZ 67 to the Grand Canyon North Rim park entrance.
Lodging and services are available on the gorgeous east side of Zion National Park, where guests are close to Zion National Park (12 miles), Bryce Canyon National Park (60 miles), Cedar Breaks National Monument (45 miles), Coral Pink Sand Dunes (12 miles), and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (85 miles). It's where city traffic is absent and the skies are bright and clean.
Consider buying the America the Beautiful Park pass. It will get you into Cedar Breaks, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and all the US Federal Lands on your want to see list. The pass can be purchased
online or at the gate of any of the parks. Help out your favorite park and buy the pass from them or speed up the lines to get into the parks and get yours ahead of time on the internet.
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.
This is my new favorite quote:
"I don't know who Tanya Milligan is, but I mean www.zionnational-park.com
It's a better site than the NPS's anyway."
Written by the authors of the book: Favorite Hikes in and around Zion National Park
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