PHOENIX AZ (May 8, 2013) – As summer approaches in northern Arizona, the Arizona Department of Transportation will reopen State Route 67 between Jacob Lake and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
Arizona State Route 67, which is the lone road that links US 89A at Jacob Lake to the North Rim, is regularly closed in the winter season, usually starting in late November, due to heavy snowfall.
The North Rim lies at the southern end of the Kaibab Plateau at approximately 8,500 feet in elevation and offers spectacular canyon views. It is approximately a 215-mile drive from the South Rim. From the South Rim to the North Rim, motorists can take SR 64 east to US 89, US 89 north to US 89A, US 89A west to SR 67, and finally south on SR 67.
Despite the current closure of US 89 south of Page due to a landslide-damaged roadway, travel to the North Rim from the Flagstaff area via US 89A is not impacted.
To reach the North Rim, it’s approximately 207 miles from Flagstaff, 351 miles from Phoenix, and 468 miles from Tucson. Traveling to the North Rim from Flagstaff, Arizona, drivers can take US 89 north to US 89A, head west on US 89A to SR 67, and finally south on SR 67.