Arizona 67

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Arizona 67 is a short road that connects US 89A to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The 30.8 mile road travels along the Kaibab Plateau, through Kaibab National Forest until reaching the boundary of Grand Canyon National Park.

Arizona 67 was first constructed around 1926, and added to the State Highway System between 1936 and 1941. (The exact add date is inconclusive, as it appears on maps as early as 1936, but does not show as adopted into the system until 1941). The route has not changed since original construction. While the road is signed inside Grand Canyon National Park, the road inside the park is maintained by the National Park Service and is not part of the State Highway System.

Arizona 67 is closed during the winter, from the first snowfall until May 15th. Visitor Services at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon are offered from May 15 until mid-October.


Arizona 67 south
Distance to the North Rim Lodge. The North Rim Lodge contains the only seasonal services along Arizna 67 between Jacob Lake and Grand Canyon. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Arizona 67 is the Kaibab Plateau North Rim Parkway, designated a scenic route in 1985. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Since Arizona 67 ends at Grand Canyon National Park, there is a reminder of the entrance fee just after the road begins. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Arizona 67 remains a scenic route for it's entire length. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Leaving Jacob Lake, Arizona 67 begins to climb up the plateau. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Arizona 67 follows the same route the stagecoaches used to reach the Grand Canyon Lodge when it was first constructed by the Union Pacific Railway. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Watch for cows for the next 20 miles (until the entrance to the National Park). Photo taken 09/25/11.
Sections of AZ 67 have turnouts for slow traffic, due to limited passing opportunities. Photo taken 09/25/11.
This section of the highway goes through lands scorched by fire. Photo taken 09/25/11.
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Arizona 67 travels south and descends into the meadows of the Kaibab Plateau. Photos taken 09/25/11.
Distance sign to Demotte Campground (8 miles). Photo taken 09/25/11.
Arizona 67 now travels through the long meadows of Pleasant Valley. Photo taken 09/25/11.
This is the last reassurance marker along Arizona 67 southbound. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Distance sign to the North Rim (23 miles). Photo taken 09/25/11.
Between Pleasant Valley and De Motte Park, Arizona 67 crosses the low VT Hill. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Arizona 67 follows De Motte Park for the last 10 miles before reaching Grand Canyon National Park. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Arizona 67 approaches the Kaibab Lodge. The lodge is believed to have been built around 1926, approximately the same time the road to the North Rim was constructed. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Arizona 67 enters the National Park at the end of Demotte Park. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Arizona 67 ends here, at the boundary of Grand Canyon National Park. The road is signed through the park as Arizona 67, but no reassurance markers exist inside the park. Photo taken 09/25/11.
At the end of the road in the National Park, we find the Grand Canyon Lodge. The Lodge was built in 1926 by the Union Pacific Railroad, then subsequently burned in 1932. The current lodge was completed in 1936. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Arizona 67 north
Distance sign to the Demotte Campground (4 miles). Photo taken 09/25/11.
Arizona 67 travels back through Demotte Park, a long valley and meadow along the top of the plateau. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Turn left for the Demotte campground, run by the US Forest Service. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Arizona 67 remains a scenic route along it's length. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Arizona 67 now climbs to cross the low VT hill, in the distance in this photo. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Distance sign to Page (99 miles) and Flagstaff. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Arizona 67 is now traveling between Pleasant Valley and Crane Lake, through Cane Canyon. Photo taken 09/25/11.
This small meadow area marks the fringes of Crane Lake. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Arizona 67 now passes below the slopes of Telephone Hill as it climbs up to the highest point on the road. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Arizona 67 reaches the highest point on it's route on the sides of Telephone Hill, at 8840 feet. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Distance sign to Jacob Lake (11 miles) and Fredonia (41 miles). Photo taken 09/25/11.
Advance signage for US 89A, 1/2 mile. Photo taken 09/25/11.
Arizona 67 ends at US 89A. Turn left for Fredonia, or right for Flagstaff. There is no end shield at the junction with US 89A. Photo taken 09/25/11.



Photo Credits:

09/25/11 by Kevin Trinkle

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U.S. 89A

Page Updated 10-08-2011.