Visiting Grand Canyon's North Rim

The Grand Canyon North Rim is very close to the Utah Border. It is requires more effort to visit the North Rim than it does to visit the South Rim. It is more remote and less visitor will make it to the North side. It is further from any freeways, it is ONLY open seasonally from May 15th through October 15th each year, there is not an Airport nearby-Page, Arizona and St. George, Utah being the closest, and it is just over 200 miles from the South Rim-requiring a 4 hour drive.

Recommended North Rim Hotels

North Rim Tours

Point Imperial - Mt. Hayden
Point Imperial - Great North Rim Views

Now with that all said, if this is not your first time to Grand Canyon, I would highly recommend the North Rim to you. (First time visitors, it’s best to visit the South Rim first!) Many visitors who go to the North Rim in Grand Canyon National Park, also go visit Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. The North Rim offers incredible views and some great day hikes. Click Here for the Map to your North Rim experience: Grand Canyon North Rim Map

North Rim Viewpoints not to be missed:
    Point Imperial
    Cape Royal
    Roosevelt Point
    Walhalla Overlook
    Bright Angel Point – near North Rim Lodge 

Cape Royal at Grand Canyon North Rim
Cape Royal at Grand Canyon North Rim

North Viewpoints that require hiking or 4 wheel drive vehicles:
    Cape Final – approx. 2 mile hike each way – 4 miles round trip
    Saddle Mountain – can be reached from the Point Imperial overlook
    Uncle Jim Point – approx. 2 mile hike each way – 4-5 miles round trip
    The Widforss Trail – approx. 5 mile hike each way – 10 miles round trip
    Point Sublime – 4 Wheel Drive recommended

Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim
Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge

North Rim Lodging is currently operated by Forever Resorts, a National Park Service concessioner. The Lodge was originally built by Gilbert Stanley Underwood in 1927-28. You see the Main Lodge building pictured here. There are 23 Western Cabins and over 90 Pioneer Cabins at the Lodge. The Dining Room offers an experience not to be missed.  The Lodge is memorable and will take you back to those early historic National Park days in the early 1900’s. It is rustic and enjoyable to explore and watch sunset from the front Porch. You can reserve your Cabin at the North Rim Lodge by calling: 877-386-4383 or 480-337-1320. To make a Reservation for the Dining Room, please call: (May-Oct): 928-638-2611 , (Nov-Apr): 928-645-6865

North Rim Mule Ride

The Grand Canyon Mule Rides North Rim are enjoyed by many family’s on their visit to the North Rim. This is a great way to enhance your North Rim visit and spend time together. The Mangum family operates Canyon Trail Rides and can be reached at 435-679-8665 to make your reservation today.

Things To Do – North Rim

Attractions | Ranger Programs | Hiking | Biking  | Camping  | River Running | Mule Trips ATTRACTIONS Grand Canyon North Rim Scenic Drive – The remote quiet beauty of the North Rim can be appreciated on the Scenic drive. Along the route, there are pull-outs and viewpoints to

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Need To Know – North Rim

Location & Directions | Open & Close | Cost & Pay Stations | Parking  | Permits Location & Directions: Grand Canyon North Rim is located in northwest corner of Arizona, about 30 miles from Jacob Lake, Arizona and approximately 80 miles from Kanab, Utah

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North Rim, Arizona

See it, and you’ll understand immediately why the North Rim is regarded as the Grand Canyon’s “best side.” While visitors at the South Rim jostle with crowds and endure daytime temperatures nearing 100°, those fortunate enough to see the Grand Canyon

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