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Grand Canyon National Park North Rim

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The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is part of Grand Canyon National Park. The differences between the South Rim and the North Rim are vast: The North Rim receives 10% of the visitors that the South Rim receives, it is 1,000 higher in altitude, sitting at over 8,000′ and it is only open seasonally, generally Mid May through Mid October.

The North Rim is known for less crowded conditions, there is only one lodge and one campground, and a has a more ‘laid back, less commercialized’ Grand Canyon

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Getting to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Fly

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From April 1-November 18, fly to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas as part of the North Rim Air/Ground Tour. During the flight, enjoy views of Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and the Colorado River.

After landing at Bar 10 Ranch, ride in a Polaris Ranger to North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Upgrades available including an ATV Tour.

The closest Airport to the North Rim is in Kanab, UT, approximately 2 hours from the North Rim.

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Drive

The hike across the canyon from South Rim to North Rim is 21 miles (34 km).

However, driving from the South Rim to the North Rim by automobile requires a 4.5 hour drive of 220 miles (354 km).

The North Rim Visitor Center, located adjacent to the parking lot for Grand Canyon Lodge and Bright Angel Point, provides park and regional information, maps, brochures, exhibits, and a bookstore. During the season, the Visitor Center is open May 15 through October 15 from 8 am to 6 pm daily.

Visit the Grand Canyon National Park Website for driving directions and road conditions.

Location Miles Kilometers
South Rim 212 341
West Rim 393 632
Flagstaff, AZ 207 333
Phoenix, AZ 351 565
Sedona, AZ 236 380
Williams,AZ 242 389
Las Vegas, NV 275 443
Los Angeles, CA 500 805
Salt Lake City, UT 392 631
Denver, CO 690 1110
Albuquerque, NM 467 751

Shuttle

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Between May 15-October 16, there is a Trans Canyon Shuttle that operates between the South and North Rims of the Grand Cayon. It is approximately 4 1/2 hours ONE Way.

Check in point at the North Rim is in front of the North Rim Grand Canyon Lodge/North Rim Campground Store.

Reservations should be made 48 hours prior to desired trip time, but last minute reservations are available.

Bicycles may be transported for an additional fee.

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North Rim Lodging

Lodging choices are limited at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. There is one lodge, The Grand Canyon Lodge, that offers Motel Rooms and Cabin Rentals.

The National Park Service operates the North Rim Campground at the North Rim, which offers RV and Tent Camping. There are NO RV Hookups, but there is a dump station and water refill station inside the park.

Camping and Lodging are available for stays between May 15-October 15 only. Spots fill fast, so make reservations as far in advance as you can.

For Lodging Options nearby but outside the Grand Canyon National Park North Rim, view the listings below. Some are year round and some are seasonal, click on the Lodging Name to view their website. Additional Lodging Options near Grand Canyon North Rim are available in Fredonia, AZ (77 miles) and Kanab, UT (84 miles).

 

Kaibab Lodge
Grand Canyon Hwy, Fredonia, AZ 86022
(928) 638-2389

Jacob Lake Inn
AZ-67 & Highway 89A, Fredonia, AZ 86022
(928) 643-7232

Cliff Dwellers Lodge
Mile Post 547 N, US-89A, Marble Canyon, AZ 86036
(928) 355-2261

Lee’s Ferry Lodge
N, US-89A, Marble Canyon, AZ 86036
(928) 355-2231

Grand Canyon North Rim Restaurants-Groceries

Grand Canyon Lodge Dining Room
AZ-67, North Rim, AZ 86052
(877) 386-4383

Rough Rider Saloon
AZ-67, North Rim, AZ 86052
(877) 386-4383

Deli in the Pines
AZ-67, North Rim, AZ 86052
(877) 386-4383

North Rim General Store
Adjacent to Campground
(877) 386-4383

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Grand Canyon, AZ, 86023

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