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Travel through the Kaibab Plateau’s meadows and forests of dense ponderosa pine and mixed conifers to the brink of the spectacular north rim of the Grand Canyon. As beautiful as the North Rim Parkway drive is, it gets even better when supplemented with the views of the Grand Canyon.

Key attractions

  • Beautiful pine, fir, and aspen trees that comprise the scenic Kaibab National Forest.
  • Intriguing animal life – porcupines, mountain lions, bobcats, mule deer, various birds, and the endangered Kaibab squirrel.
  • Scenic views of one of the most iconic landscapes in the world – the Grand Canyon – at the North Rim, which is a staggering 1000 ft. higher than at the South Rim.
  • The community of Jacob Lake consists mainly of an inn, bakery, gas station, and grocery store.


  • The North Rim Parkway begins in the community of Jacob Lake, which is located at the juncture of U.S. Hwy 89 and State Route 67.
  • You will follow State Route 67 for approximately 42 miles/ 68 km where you will reach the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
  • There is no loop; therefore, you will retrace your path backwards on State Route 67 until you reach Jacob Lake once again.

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(This site is funded in part by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration.)