Yes I-10 to I-17 to US 89 than US 89A to Jacob Lake. As the North Rim is 1000' higher than the south it gets cold.
Here is a picture from a few years ago when we stayed at Jacob Lake.
After you go to the tourist spots at the North Rim get a map for the forest roads. Take a ride down on some of those. Most don't require a 4X4.
You can end up out there all by yourself & walk right out to the edge and have views like this.
We backed right up to the edge & ate lunch and no one else was in sight.