North Rim Vacation Packages
The North Rim is a magnificent seasonal spot on the Grand Canyon, a UNESCO heritage site and natural wonder. The site’s distance from highways makes it a calm and secluded option for visitors. Stay in accommodations at the North Rim to enjoy some of the region’s breathtaking views and natural scenery.
Start at the North Rim Visitor Center to plan your Grand Canyon experience. The North Rim forms the edge of Kaibab Plateau and towers more than 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) above sea level. Appreciate spectacular views from the visitor center or hike one of the nearby trails.
Point Imperial, a popular North Rim lookout, is about 11 miles (18 kilometers) from the visitor center. It features incredible views of the canyon’s bright red and rugged landscape. Point Imperial is the North Rim’s highest viewpoint and offers unrivaled views of the eastern Grand Canyon. Visit other great lookouts including Cape Royal and Walhalla Overlook.
Hiking is an excellent way to experience the North Rim’s many unique areas. Notice the harsh natural scenery as you trek into the canyon or along the rim. The North Kaibab Trail heads toward the Colorado River and the South Rim. Supai Tunnel, a popular hiking rest stop, features spectacular canyon views.
Experience the Grand Canyon’s many trails on a sure-footed, gentle mule. Skilled guides take visitors on mules to many picturesque areas, including Uncle Jim’s Point via the Ken Patrick Trail. Other rides may include visits to Supai Tunnel via the North Kaibab Trail. Mule rides are very popular, so book in advance.
Find the North Rim Visitor Center about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Jacob Lake in Coconino County in northern Arizona. The site has a shorter visitor season than the South Rim. Lodgings, restaurants and facilities are open mid-May to mid-October each year. Plan in advance and bring ample water and supplies when hiking any of the Grand Canyon’s trails.