Grand Canyon North Rim

Offering fantastic views with less congestion, those willing to drive five hours and 212 miles from the South Rim will be rewarded a chance to see the canyon without the crowds.

Distance from nearby park entrances and cities

207 miles from Flagstaff, Arizona
212 miles from South Rim Canyon Village
351 miles from Phoenix, Arizona
275 miles from Las Vegas, Neveda

Maps of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim

Grand Canyon North Rim Overview Map [PDF]

Grand Canyon North Rim Detail Map [PDF]

Toroweap Outlook

Grand Canyon North Rim is an Explorer’s Paradise

A more remote, rugged land John Wesley Powell described as, “ledges and cliffs where the soaring eagle is lost to view before it reaches a summit.” Read More...


The Other Side: North Rim Trip-Planning Guide

The Grand Canyon North Rim is located in northern Arizona atop the Kaibab Plateau at an elevation between 8,000 and 9,000 feet, about 1,500 feet higher than the South Rim. Read More...

Take the .25 mile paved trail to Bright Angel Point on the North Rim to watch the sunset. Photo by Whit Richardson

Top 5 North Rim Scenic Drives and Overlooks in Grand Canyon

Take your pick of solitary North Rim roads that lead to unique views and ancient ruins. Read More...

Point Imperial at the Grand Canyon. Photo by Whit Richardson

Top North Rim Viewpoints in the Grand Canyon

Don’t miss the views at the Grand Canyon’s quieter side – the North Rim. Top views can be had at Cape Royal and Point Imperial. Read More...