Arizona's Highway 89A
Highway ALT 89 in
Take Highway 89 south to Highway 89 Alt which begins in Fredonia. Follow Arizona 89 Alt to Jacob Lake. Highway 89 Alt continues, but if going to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, you will want to turn onto Highway 67 here. Follow Highway 67 to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Arizona Highway ALT 89
Le Fevre Overlook
Along Highway 89 Alt you will have the rare chance to catch a glimpse of all the steps of the Grand Staircase from the Le Fevre Overlook. If you are on Highway 89A chances are you are headed for
the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. As one of the seven wonders
of the world, this enormous Arizona National Park demands attention. Unlike Bryce
Canyon, the Grand Canyon is a true canyon, or better said ... many canyons, over
six hundred of them. Looking down upon the rocky landscape from Bright Angel
Point, at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, however it does look like one long jagged
Secluded high on the Kaibab Plateau, away from
cities and airports, the North Rim remains a place of wonder for many that come from Arizona, but Utah
travelers often include the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in their vacation plans.
Highway 67 Closure
Highway 67 leading to the North Rim opens mid-May each year. The date the road closes depends on snowfall, but you can usually count on it being open until at least Thanksgiving. The last few years Highway 67 has closed the first or second week of December.
Call the Fredonia,
Arizona Forest Service office for road conditions the day of planned travel since
winter conditions can change daily.
Grand Canyon North Rim Vacation: Canyon Country
Highway 89A runs from Fredonia, Arizona to Highway 67 at Jacob's Lake. Highway 67 goes to the North Rim of the Grand
Kaibab squirrels are unique to the Kaibab Plateau, found only in
the Ponderosa pine forest of the North Kaibab and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The Albert
squirrel is found at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. This has resulted in the squirrels taking on enough of their own characteristics
to be called a new species and, at the least, a subspecies.