Kaibab Plateau-North Rim Parkway

Details

  • DesignationNational Scenic Byway (1998)
  • Intrinsic QualitiesScenic
  • LocationAZ
  • Length42 miles
Byway Visitor Information
Kaibab Plateau-North Rim Parkway
Statewide Byway Partners
Arizona Department of Transportation
Downloadable Arizona Byways Map
Haze lingers over the red rocks of Grand Canyon National Park.
Kara Luke Photo

Overview

Travel through the Kaibab Plateau's meadows and forests of dense ponderosa pine and mixed conifer to the brink of the spectacular north rim of the Grand Canyon, 1,000 feet higher than the south rim. Watch for the abundant wildlife and experience breathtaking views of the canyon.

Local Byway Partners

Story of the Byway

Arizona State Highway 67 provides access to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The 44-mile drive from Jacob Lake to the North Rim has been described as “the most pleasant 44 miles in America”. The highway is a designated National Forest Scenic Byway and a State Scenic Parkway, the Kaibab Plateau–North Rim Parkway. The Byway starts on State Highway 67 and continues to the end of the Grand Canyon National Park on the North Rim. The Kaibab National Forest boundary is 30 miles south of Jacob Lake on State Highway 67.

As the route passes through the Kaibab National Forest, visitors can view beautiful high elevation mixed conifer forests, sub-alpine meadows, montane grasslands, ponds and limestone outcrops. Wildlife is abundant along this highway, watch for deer and meandering buffalo!

Driving Directions

From Grand Canyon NP SR 67 begins at Bright Angel Point along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. The road heads north as the heading into Kaibab National Forest othe roadway is surrounded by a narrow meadows bordered by conifer trees that transition into ponderosa pine dominated forests. The road ends (or begins) at Highway 89A, adjacent to the Jacob Lake Inn.

Points of Interest

Itinerary

  • Gateway to the North Rim

    Day 1

    Starting at Kaibab Plateau, take in the view of the Arizona Strip, then drive north for 16 miles to reach Jacob Lake. Check into a room or cabin at the historic Jacob Lake Inn before setting out to explore the area. Spend the day hiking, mountain biking or hunting through the Kaibab National Forest and tuck in early for the next day’s adventure.

    Day 2

    Enjoy breakfast at the Inn before heading south to the North Rim. Take a rim-to-rim hike or simply sit still among the vast canyon. This is also a prime destination for amateur and professional photographers. Set up camp at a nearby campground, or head home before dark.

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