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North Rim Pocket Map

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Grand Canyon Grand Canyon National Park Arizona National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Pocket Map North Rim Services Guide Services, Facilities, and Viewpoints Inside the Park North Rim Visitor Center / Grand Canyon Lodge Campground / Backcountry Information Center Services and Facilities Outside the Park Information, lodging, restaurants, services, and Grand Canyon views Camping, fuel, services, and hiking information Lodging, camping, food, and services located north of the park on AZ 67 North Rim Visitor Center Park in the designated parking area and walk to the south end of the parking lot. Bring this Pocket Map and your questions. Features new interpretive exhibits, park ranger programs, restroom, drinking water, self-pay fee station, nearby canyon views, and access to Bright Angel Point Trail. 8 am–6 pm North Rim Campground Operated by the National Park Service; $18–25 per night; no hookups; dump station. Reservation only May 15 to October 15: 877-444-6777 or recreation. gov. Reservation or first-come, first-served October 16–31 with limited services. Features an amphitheater, park ranger programs, and access to Transept Trail. Kaibab Lodge Located 18 miles (30 km) north of North Rim Visitor Center; open May 15 to October 20; lodging and restaurant. 928-638-2389 or kaibablodge.com Grand Canyon Association Park Store Books, gifts, passport stamp; 8 am–6 pm Lost and Found Turn in found items at the North Rim Visitor Center. Inquire about lost items at the visitor center or Grand Canyon Lodge front desk. Grand Canyon Lodge Check at the lodge for same day availability. Make advanced reservations with Forever Resorts: 877-386-4383 or 480-998-1981; grandcanyonforever.com. Reserve as far ahead as possible since lodging is booked well in advance. Features park ranger programs, restroom, drinking water, and access to Bright Angel Point Trail, Transept Trail, and Bridle Path. Grand Canyon Lodge Dining Room Breakfast 6:30–10 am; lunch 11:30 am–2:30 pm; dinner 4:30–9:30 pm; reservations recommended for dinner Deli in the Pines May 15 to August 31, 10:30 am–9 pm; September 1 to October 15, 11 am–8 pm Chuckwagon Buffet Purchase an all-you-can-eat or a one-time-through ticket and take your dinner from the auditorium to the veranda, 4:30–7 pm Roughrider Saloon Beer, wine, and cocktails; ATM; 11 am–11 pm Coffee Shop Located in the Roughrider Saloon; coffee, bagels, baked goods, and other breakfast items; 5:30–10:30 am Gift Shop Souvenirs and books; 7 am–9 pm Post Office Window service Monday through Friday, 8 am to noon and 1–5 pm; closed weekends and federal holidays Religious Services Check the bulletin board in the lodge for a schedule of services Canyon Trail Rides One-hour rides along the rim, half-day rides along the rim, and trips down into Grand Canyon are usually available. Register at the Canyon Trail Rides desk in the lodge lobby, 7 am–5 pm, or call 435-679-8665. Hiker Shuttle Shuttle from the lodge to North Kaibab Trailhead; departs at 5:30 am and 6 am. Reserve space 24 hours in advance at the lodge front desk. Free, Daily Park Ranger Programs Grand Canyon National Park offers free, daily park ranger programs on the North Rim. Learn about geology, fossils, plants, animals, and people during walks, talks, hikes, demonstrations, evening programs, and more! Programs may be canceled in inclement weather or during special events. Check North Rim Visitor Center or go.nps.gov/gc_programs for a full listing. Laundry and Showers On the road to the campground; laundry 7 am–10 pm; showers 7 am–8 pm Service Station On the road to the campground; open daily 8 am–5 pm; 24 hour pay-at-thepump; gas and diesel available General Store Adjacent to the campground; groceries, gifts, camping supplies, ATM, Wi-Fi; 7 am–8 pm Backcountry Information Center Located in the Administrative and Backcountry Office, 11.5 miles (18.5 km) south of the north entrance station. Open 8 am to noon and 1–5 pm. Information, hiking maps, overnight backcountry permits; drinking water, restroom. Information: nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/backcountry.htm Scenic Drive A winding scenic drive to diverse viewpoints, picnic areas, and hiking trails. Vehicles longer than 30 feet (9 m) not recommended. Allow a half- to a full-day. Point Imperial Parking, restroom, picnic area, access to Ken Patrick Trail and Point Imperial Trail. Highest point on the North Rim at 8,803 feet (2,683 m); overlooks the Painted Desert, Marble Canyon, and eastern Grand Canyon. Layers of red and black Precambrian rocks, not visible at Bright Angel Point, add contrast and color. Part of the viewpoint is accessible. Eleven miles (18 km) from North Rim Visitor Center; allow 20 minutes driving time one-way. Vista Encantada Parking, picnic area, canyon views Roosevelt Point Parking, access to Roosevelt Point Trail Walhalla Overlook / Walhalla Glades Pueblo Parking, canyon views, short trail to ancestral Puebloan home site. Cape Royal Parking, restroom, picnic area, accessible Cape Royal Trail leads to a viewpoint giving expansive east and west vistas; popular for sunrise and sunset. See the natural arch of Angels Window framing the Colorado River, and look for Desert View Watchtower across the canyon on the South Rim. Twenty three miles (37 km) from the North Rim Visitor Center; allow 45 minutes driving time one-way. DeMotte Campground US Forest Service campground 18 miles (28 km) north of North Rim Visitor Center. Open May 14 to October 15; $18 per night; no hookups. Half the campground is first-come, first-served; reserve half the sites at 877-444-6777 or recreation.gov. Depending on weather, camping season may be extended. North Rim Country Store Located 18 miles (30 km) north of the North Rim Visitor Center; open May 15 to October 28, 7:30 am–7 pm. Offers convenience store, gas station, tire repair, propane, and ATM. 928-638-2383 Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center Located 45 miles (72 km) north of North Rim Visitor Center in Jacob Lake, Arizona; open May 15 to October 15. Offers information and a Grand Canyon Association Park Store with books, maps, and gifts. (928) 643-7298 Jacob Lake Inn Located 45 miles (72 km) north of North Rim Visitor Center in Jacob Lake, Arizona; open year-round, 7 am–9 pm in summer with reduced hours in the off-season. Offers a restaurant, gift shop, propane, and gas station with 24 hour pay-at-the-pump. 928-643-7232 Jacob Lake Campground US Forest Service campground 45 miles (75 km) north of North Rim Visitor Center. Open May 14 to October 15; $18 per night; no hookups. Half the campground is first-come, first-served; reserve half the sites at 877-444-6777 or recreation.gov. Depending on weather, camping season may be extended. Kaibab Camper Village Private campground 0.25 miles (0.5 km) south of Jacob Lake on Forest Service Road 461 off AZ 67. Open May 15 to October 15, 7 am–9 pm; $36 per night with hookups or $17 per night without. Reservations: 928-643-7804. Dispersed Camping You may camp at large, or away from campgrounds, in the Kaibab National Forest. Stop at the Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center in Jacob Lake, Arizona, for information. No garbage service; pack out what you take in. Bring water; few reliable water sources exist. Camp at least 0.25 mile (0.4 km) from water sources to allow access for wildlife and livestock. Check about fire restrictions; be fire safe; carry a shovel and bucket. Bury human waste at least 6 inches (15 cm) deep and 100 feet (30 m) from water sources and drainage bottoms. Practice backcountry ethics and eliminate all signs of your camp. Additional services outside of the park Smooth-water Raft Trips Colorado River Discovery provides half- and full-day trips on the Colorado River between Glen Canyon Dam and Lees Ferry. 888-522-6644 or raftthecanyon.com Flagstaff Shuttle and Charter Service between Flagstaff and Grand Canyon, as well as between the North and South rims. 888-215-3105 or flagshuttle.com Transcanyon Shuttle Shuttle service twice daily between the North and South rims. Reservations required. 928-638-2820 or trans-canyonshuttle.com Protect the Park, Protect Yourself Use sunblock, stay hydrated, take your time, and rest to reduce the risk of sunburn, dehydration, nausea, shortness of breath, and exhaustion. The North Rim's high elevation (8,000 ft / 2,438 m) and dry climate affects you differently than your home environment. Keep wildlife wild. Approaching and feeding wildlife is dangerous and illegal. Bison and deer can become aggressive and will defend their space. Keep a safe distance of at least 75 feet (23 m) from all wildlife. Do not feed the squirrels. They will bite and can carry disease. Drive With Care. Watch for people and wildlife. Increase caution at night and during wet conditions. Observe posted speed limits; maximum speed limit 45 mph (72 kmph). Vehicles longer than 30 feet (9 m) not recommended on the roads to Cape Royal and Point Imperial. Oversized vehicle parking limited; park at Grand Canyon Lodge or North Rim Campground. Arizona highway information: 511 or 888-411-ROAD or az511.gov. Leashed pets are only allowed on the Bridle Path and Arizona Trail— between North Kaibab Trailhead and the north entrance station. Pets are not allowed on any other trail or in buildings. These restrictions do not apply to service animals. Anyone wishing to take a service animal below the rim must check in at the Backcountry Information Center before starting their hike. No kennel is available on the North Rim. Monsoon storms are common in summer. When you hear thunder or see lightning, move away from the canyon rim. Do not stand under a tree. Seek shelter inside a vehicle or building. Be aware of possible flash floods and falling rocks during and after storms. Stay behind railings and away from cliffs. Hold on to children. Do not back up without looking around you. Always be aware of your surroundings. Weather varies greatly and changes suddenly. Be prepared to layer clothing for heat, cold, rain, wind, or snow. Weather posted in North Rim Visitor Center. Park road and weather conditions: 928-638-7496. Free, spring-fed drinking water is available from bottle filling stations at North Rim Visitor Center, Administration and Backcountry Office, and North Kaibab Trailhead. Camping is only permitted in the North Rim Campground. For backcountry camping options (permit required) check with the Backcountry Information Center. Hikers and wildlife can be injured by rocks, coins, and trash tossed over the edge of Grand Canyon and rocks dislodged by walking off trail. Launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft is prohibited inside Grand Canyon National Park. The walls of Grand Canyon tell an amazing story. You alter that story when you leave graffiti. Use recycling and trash receptacles to help keep Grand Canyon clean. Leave rocks, plants, wood, and artifacts where you find them. Emergencies call 911 Information Superintendent Christine Lehnertz Grand Canyon National Park PO Box 129 Grand Canyon, AZ 86023-0129 USA Park Headquarters 928-638-7888 Website nps.gov/grca Grand Canyon National Park Located in northern Arizona, this World Heritage Site encompasses 277 miles (446 km) of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. One of the most spectacular examples of erosion anywhere in the world, Grand Canyon offers visitors incomparable vistas. The Pocket Map is published by Grand Canyon National Park with support from your entrance fees. It is availble in French, German, and Japanese. An Accessibility Guide is also available. Ask at the North Rim Visitor Center for a hiking brochure. The National Park Service cares for the special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. E X P E R I E N C E YO U R A M E R I C A™ printed on 100% recycled paper 0417 Getting Around the North Rim

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