Arizona ALT 89A

Leaving Mount Carmel Junction, Utah, travel on US-89 through Kanab to the northern Arizona town of Fredonia. Here is where ALT 89A begins, joining with Arizona SR-67. Highway 67 leads to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. This highway is also called the Fredonia-Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Road.

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Arizona SR-67 Annual Winter Closure

Arizona State Road-67 often closes after the first heavy snow and does not open again until mid-May. Before traveling to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, check to see if roads are open from mid-October to mid-May when services close down at the North Rim.

The Grand Canyon Lodge and Grand Canyon Visitor Center close mid-October each year (but there have been exceptions!), but the North Rim itself and the trails remain open. Note that the North Rim is a primitive area with few services.

If visiting the Grand Canyon North Rim after the lodge closes, be prepared for no services after Jacob Lake. The North Rim is open to winter backcountry use. Permits are required for overnight camping. ADOT determines the closure of SR-67 and not the National Park Service. The South rim of the Grand Canyon does stay open year-round.

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Utah US-89
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Take the plunge into the depths of Grand Canyon National Park. Savor the powerful emotion as the beauty of this parks enchant you for the very first time. Experience the desert wild life in the warmth of summer, partake in the coolness of the weeping falls each spring and the solace of snow capped mountains in the cool days of winter. Then return to Mt. Carmel Jct. and spend time enjoying Zion National Park.

The Grand Canyon, extending 300 miles, 1,218,375 acres and 1,904 square miles, has earned its rightful place as one of the seven wonders of the world. Local and International visitors coming to the park each year reach the millions. The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is located south of the southwestern town of Kanab or 85 miles from Mt. Carmel Jct., and is said to be more beautiful than the South Rim. Without a doubt the North Rim is less commercial and because of its higher elevation, is much cooler in the summer.

Grand Canyon North Rim Road Map

Directions to North Rim Grand Canyon: From Zion National Park, take on U-9 through the park to Mt. Carmel Jct. Turn south on US-89 to Kanab. There is only one stop light in Kanab; this is where US-89 changes to ALT 89. Fredonia, Arizona is 6 miles. In Fredonia take 89A to Jacob lake (36 miles), then take AZ 67 to the Grand Canyon North Rim park entrance.

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Lodging Zion National ParkLodging and services are available on the gorgeous east side of Zion National Park, where guests are close to Zion National Park (12 miles), Bryce Canyon National Park (60 miles), Cedar Breaks National Monument (45 miles), Coral Pink Sand Dunes (12 miles), and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (85 miles). It's where city traffic is absent and the skies are bright and clean.

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Directions to the Grand Canyon North Rim - From Zion National Park, travel Highway 9 to Mt. Carmel Jct., then turn south on Highway 89 to Kanab. There is only one light in Kanab; this is where Hwy 89 changes to Highway 89A. Fredonia, Arizona is just a few miles away, across the Utah - Arizona border. Take Highway 89A to Jacob lake (36 miles), then take Highway 67 to the Grand Canyon North Rim park entrance.

North Rim Grand Canyon Location - The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is 85 miles from Mount Carmel Junction, which is located on the east side of Zion National Park. Many who visit the National Parks of Southern Utah add the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to their travel plans and those visiting the North Rim of the Grand Canyon often visit Zion National Park.



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