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Old 10-18-2011, 06:00 PM   #1
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Best Route from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon's North Rim

What would be the best way to drive by car from Flagstaff to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon ?
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I went by Rt 89 then 89A in a motorhome but that was in the middle of summer. It's a beautiful ride, just watch the weather.
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The north rim is remote and if memory serves me correctly the elevation is much higher than the south rim. And I don't think as tourist friendly as the south rim. As RJay says same route and DO watch the weather.
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Good highway all the way. The Cameron trading post has excelent food. There are accommodations the Grand Canyon Lodge, Demotte Park and Jacob Lake.
The best part of the north rim other that the canyon itself is there are less tourists. Enjoy your trip.
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Boy did I ever mess up that post, sorry.
The north rim from Flag. 89 north to Page Springs. 89A to Jacob Lake and 67 to the north rim. All good hiway. There are accommodations at Jacob Lake, DeMott Park and Grand Canyon Lodge.
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Thanks everybody, we've been told that the North Rim is by far the best side.
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I've been to both the north and south rims and by far the north one is the best. The south rim is desert like while the north rim is higher in altitude and therefore more mountainous looking and has lots of trees along the way. Down side is it may well be closed for the winter by now depending on the amount of snow received or not. I'd check with the National Park Service before going as it is a bit out of the way to go to find out the last 40-50 miles is closed.
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The north rim from Flag. 89 north to Page Springs. 89A to Jacob Lake and 67 to the north rim. All good hiway. There are accommodations at Jacob Lake, DeMott Park and Grand Canyon Lodge.
Just left the area. Demott, Jacob Lake and North Rim campgrounds are now closed. We stayed on forestry road 212 at Mile and a Half group campground. Frost on the ground already. 89a is a long grade to 67 but a doable and nice drive.

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We were just at the South rim earlier this year. In no way do I think it is a penalty to go there and not the north rim. They are both wonderful experiences. There are trees at the south rim, but no forest like north rim. There have been nice museums and exhibits added in the last few years on the south side. This time of year the South Rim will not be too crowded. I would guess it is too late to go to the north rim in an RV this year. Unless you like driving in snow.
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