Rim to Rim Scenic Drive - 3 Day Grand Canyon Road Trip Itinerary
Grand Canyon’s North Rim and South Rim are 10 miles apart as the California condor flies, but they’re a 5-hour drive for visitors motivated to see it all in one trip. Knowing how to best use your time and the best route and stops to make along the way will help you enjoy this incredible trip of a lifetime. Going from Grand Canyon Village to Desert View, then out of the park and onto the land of the Navajo Nation, you will have multiple opportunities to take in views and explore on foot as well. A quick stop at Lee’s Ferry (Glen Canyon National Recreation Area) will let you put your hands into the water of the Colorado River and maybe even see a California condor. Then driving into the North Rim, you’ll take in the even higher elevation and more sweeping views of Grand Canyon to end your journey. If you're a hiker and want to travel on foot across the canyon, check out our guide to a Grand Canyon rim to rim backpacking trip. This self-guided road trip is best started from Flagstaff, Williams, or Tusayan, AZ and includes Grand Canyon Village, Desert View, the Navajo Nation, Lee’s Ferry, and the North Rim. Read the full 3 day itinerary below.