This route offers you a different perspective on northern Arizona and the less-commercialized North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Running at approximately 8,000 ft above sea level, this route takes you through the 650,000 Kaibab National Forest with its great camping and hiking opportunities. Along the way you'll be taking in the views of ponderosa pines within high-elevation mixed coniferous forests. There are plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities with sightings of deer and wild turkeys. The majority of your traveling will not give you a view of the Grand Canyon, but as you come to the route's end point you'll discover a unique view of the Canyon due to the North Rim's 1,000 ft elevation.
Towns/Cities You'll Pass By/Through
There is no urban scenery on this drive. This is the isolated and beautiful North Rim Parkway that is happily devoid of cities or towns.
Attractions & Points-of-Interests Along the Way
As you travel through the beautiful Kaibab National Forest you can stop and enjoy some hiking, camping and picnicking. At the northernmost end of the route you'll find the largest campground, Jacob Lake, well-suited to RV and motorhome camping, and offering large campsites tucked in among Ponderosa pine. About 26 miles south of Jacob Lake is Demotte Campground with its 20 camping sites. Your trip ends at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon where you'll be able to take in some spectacular views that the overcrowded South Rim just can't match. There is also the Grand Canyon lodge available for those of you looking for something more comfortable then a tent. Before you set off, plan to gas up in the towns of Jacob Lake or Fredonia.