Kaibab Plateau - North Rim Parkway

Apache Junction, Arizona

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A 44-mile paved highway across a forested high plateau, ending at the north rim of the Grand Canyon. The byway travels through dense forests of pines, firs, and aspens atop the high-elevation Kaibab Plateau. Construction and improvements on this two-lane, paved highway will be completed in 1999, but delays during periods of construction are minimal. Daytime traffic can be constant, but there are numerous side roads and pullouts to divert you. Special attractions: Grand Canyon National Park, abundant wildlife, cool elevations, hiking and mountain biking trails. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

Kaibab Plateau - North Rim Parkway Professional Review and Guide

"A 44-mile paved highway across a forested high plateau, ending at the north rim of the Grand Canyon. The byway travels through dense forests of pines, firs, and aspens atop the high-elevation Kaibab Plateau. Construction and improvements on this two-lane, paved highway will be completed in 1999, but delays during periods of construction are minimal.

Daytime traffic can be constant, but there are numerous side roads and pullouts to divert you. Special attractions: Grand Canyon National Park, abundant wildlife, cool elevations, hiking and mountain biking trails. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Apache Junction
Distance: 38
Season: Year-round; not recommended for vehicles with trails; sections may be closed during flash floods
Local Contacts: Kaibab National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Kaibab Plateau - North Rim Parkway

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May 2018