Grand Canyon Travel Guide from Fredonia

Traveling from Fredonia, AZ to the Grand Canyon

Fredonia Arizona is a small town on the Arizona Strip near the Utah border and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Several gas stations, small stores, lodges and restaurants line its main street. As far as recreational or other activities, the town of Fredonia doesn't offer a whole lot, but there are numerous world-class attractions right outside of town and on the way to Grand Canyon National Park.  The Grand Canyon’s North Rim, Kanab Creek Wilderness, Tuweep, Lake Powell, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, and Zion are just a few nearby parks within a half days drive or less from Fredonia.

Fredonia is the closest real town to the North Rim, so it can be a close by affordable base camp for travelers heading to the Grand Canyon and other area destinations.  It is also near the 60-mile dirt road that leads to Toroweap, the furthest outpost off the North Rim of the western Grand Canyon. Fredonia also has an office for Kaibab National Forest which is the best place to get road information for the Forests numerous road, most of which one needs to use to access North Rim trails within the National Park and National Forest.  For Grand Canyon travelers needing more options for food, lodging and other services Kanab, Utah is right down the road and more than enough amenities for most Grand Canyon visitors. Read the guide below to learn more about travel from Fredonia to the Grand Canyon, or check out our Fredonia, AZ map to see all the nearby destinations and attractions.

Grand Canyon Guru is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Thanks.

Travel Information, Tours and Lodging

Driving Distance from Fredonia, AZ to Grand Canyon

  • Fredonia to Grand Canyon North Rim is 72 miles, a 1 hour 20-minute drive.
  • Fredonia to Grand Canyon East Rim is 71 miles, a 1 hour 20-minute drive.
  • Fredonia to Grand Canyon South Rim is 213 miles, a 3 hour 55-minute drive.
  • Fredonia to Grand Canyon West Rim is 320 miles, a 5 hour 10-minute drive.

Fredonia Area and Grand Canyon Tours

Although there are no tours that leave directly from Fredonia, AZ to the Grand Canyon, there are tour operators in nearby, Kanab Utah, Jacob Lake Arizona and the North Rim that offer tours in Grand Canyon National Park and the North Kaibab National Forest, which borders the park and rim of the Grand Canyon. Check out a couple of our favorite tours near Fredonia below.

Fredonia Hotels and Lodging

There are several small lodges and hotels in Fredonia and nearby towns for travelers heading to the Grand Canyon, especially if you’re heading to the North Rim, which Is right up the road.  There are also hotel options in nearby Kanab, UT and on the way to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in Jacob Lake and in the Kabab National Forest right off of highway 67 before the Grand Canyon National Parks North Entrance station and North Rim Lodge

Best Restaurants and Dining Options

Fredonia has a couple good restaurants right in town and Kanab, UT is right down the road with several more restaurants to choose from. For travelers headed to Grand Canyon’s North Rim, Jacob Lake Lodge is also a great place to grab a meal and desert.

Tours near Fredonia, AZ

Antelope & Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce & Monument Valley

Zion, Bryce, South Rim, Antelope, Monument Valley

Duration: 3 days
Rating: 4.8 out of 5
from $695 on Get your guide

Book Now

Lower Antelope Canyon Ticket

Lower Antelope Canyon Ticket

Duration: 1-2 hours
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
from $89 on Viator

Book Now

Kanab Campfire Smores & Stars Tour

Kanab Utah Campfire S'mores & Stars Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Rating: 5 out of 5
from $52 on Viator

Book Now

Utah's Slot Canyons Tour Kanab

Utah's Slot Canyons Tour from Kanab

Duration: 5 hours
Rating: 5 out of 5
from $128 on Viator

Book Now

Find Popular Hotels Near Fredonia 

Get Grand Canyon ready

Grand Canyon Travel Advisors

Book Tours and Experiences

Have our our Guru Pro travel advisors find the perfect trip for your Grand Canyon adventure.

Grand Canyon Trip Designers

Design a Custom Trip

Work with our Guru Pro trip designers to create a custom private Grand Canyon experience.

Grand Canyon Trip Coaches

Plan a DIY Adventure

Have our Guru Pro trip coaches answer your questions and help you plan a better adventure.

Grand Canyon Trip Planning Tools

Use our Trip Planning Tools

Use Grand Canyon Guru's free trip planning tools to craft a bespoke Grand Canyon journey.

adventure awaits

Download our free guide to the best of the Grand Canyon

Get the guide