Grand Canyon North Rim

Hiker at Bright Angel Point on the Grand Canyon's North Rim

Hiker at Bright Angel Point on the Grand Canyon’s 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

Map of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim

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 view from your tent at Fence Post on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Photo by Elisabeth Kwak

Grand Canyon North Rim Trip Logistics

This side of the national park only has full services between mid-May through mid-October. It is 1,500 feet higher than the South Rim and has snowy winters. Read More...

Sunrise at Mather Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon North Rim vs. South Rim

What is the North and South Rim of the Grand Canyon and how do I get there? Read More...

Roaring Springs Waterfall along North Kaibab Trail. Photo by Whit Richardson

Grand Canyon’s Roaring Springs, Art in Water

An arduous yet beautiful hike down the North Kaibab Trail, is one of the North Rim’s awe-inspiring attractions – the source of drinking water in the canyon Read More...

Wontans Throne near Cape Royal in the Grand Canyon

Top 5 North Rim Dayhikes in the Grand Canyon

Follow level paths along the canyon edge or go deeper on Kaibab Trail. Read More...

Rainbow at Point Imperial in the Grand Canyon. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

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...