Kaibab Plateau-North Rim Parkway
National Forest: Kaibab National Forest
Length: 42.0 mi / 67.6 km
Time to Allow: Take at least one hour to drive this byway.
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.
Cycle the smooth surface of the Kaibab Plateau-North Rim Parkway through fir, pine, and aspen forests and meadows graced with wildflowers to discover the awesome majesty of the Grand Canyon.
Travel across the mountain lying down, or "Kaibab" as the Paiute Indians called it. The Kaibab Plateau - North Rim Parkway, a scenic route beginning at Jacob Lake, will take you through the pine, fir, and aspen trees of the Kaibab National Forest and leave you gazing in wonder on the edge of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Of course, the road does end there, so you will need to retrace the Byway back to Jacob Lake, where you can enjoy wildlife viewing, horseback riding, and many other outdoor adventures.
to Enjoy the Ride...
1-Day Trip: Traveling Along the Vermillion Cliffs
This drive along the Kaibab Plateau offers scenic views of wildlife and wildflower meadows. There are several historic lodges along the tour and at...