Parkland consisting of more than 1.5 million acres that border the north and south rims of Grand Canyon National Park.
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Jun 2021 • Couples
Fascinating drive thru the Forrest to GCNR. Wish we could have seen the bison - no clue where they were hiding! Otherwise a very pretty drive and worth the trip.
Written 28 May 2022
We drove through Kaibab National Forest and it was beautiful. The Aspens in particular, and other vegetation, lead to a scenic landscape. Be sure you have a camera with you. Slow down. and enjoy.
Written 28 December 2021
We drove through a desert portion of the Kaibab National Forest at dusk. The land and vegetation were beautiful in the light of the setting sun. This is also the time when wildlife starts to move around. We saw mule deer, elk, a peccary, road runner, coyote, and several raptors.
Written 27 October 2021
People should practice leave no trace and enjoy this forest on the way to see the Grand Canyon. Visitor Center is currently closed.
Written 11 September 2021
Though much of the landscape had been burned, it was still beautiful. Aspens begin growing after fires, which looked amazing! There are varied terrains that we enjoyed on our side-by-sides.
Written 3 September 2021
Jun 2021 • Couples
Fascinating drive thru the Forrest to GCNR. Wish we could have seen the bison - no clue where they were hiding!
Written 5 June 2021
One of the things my wife and I remember most about our visits to the Grand Canyon is the dramatic difference in climates between the north and south rims. On one occasion, when staying at the El Tovar Hotel on the south rim, we experienced temperatures of 90 degrees. A week later, on the north rim, the temperature was 30 degrees with snow flakes. We also remember Kaibab National Forest, which covers 1.6 million acres and borders the south and north rims. Established in 1909, the North Kaibab stretches over 1,010 square miles while the South Kaibab covers 1,422 square miles. Elevations vary from 5,500 feet in the southwest corner to 10,418 feet at the summit of Kendrick Peak near the town of Williams. Vegetation in the forest varies by elevation and exposure but includes ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, Engelmann spruce, aspen, blue spruce, oak, pinyon pine and juniper. Commonly seen wild animals include white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk, pronghorn, wild turkey, coyote, cougar, bobcat and black bear. Bison were introduced in the early 1900s. Common small animals include chipmunks, ground squirrels, porcupines, lizards and rattlesnakes. Bird watchers will see bluebirds, robins, flickers, jays, woodpeckers, crows, hummingbirds, ravens and hawks. Two historic cabins available for rental are the Spring Valley Cabin near Parks, which was built in 1917, and the Hull Cabin near the south rim, which was built in 1907 and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Written 25 May 2021
Oct 2020 • Couples
The fires that have happened here have damaged/destroyed so much, it was heart breaking. I know some of it will come back, I just hate to see this.
Written 17 October 2020
We roamed around some of the dirt roads looking for the free dispersed camping sites. We found some. Others we think were sites. It was a bit hard to tell. We might try using these sites in the future if we ever need a spot and the campgrounds are full.
Written 4 September 2020
The most diverse old growth forests I have seen in the Southwest. My girlfriend and I were delighted to see Aspens and Spruces growing among Ponderosa and Jeffrey Pines.
Written 25 July 2020
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How are the road/weather conditions around Jacob Lake in mid April? I know the North Rim is closed until May, but I'm not sure if that is because of snowy conditions or just not enough visitors.
We were summer travelers!
Looking to go to the Grand Canyon and Kaibab forest. Looking for day hike ideas. Away from crowds. June.
Realize there are limited trails. We found the ones on the north side of the canyon are less traveled.
We are heading to Utah from Las Vegas and want detour away for a day to see the North Rim. I'd like to rent cabin for the night in the Kaibab national forest somewhere between Jakob Lake and the North Rim. I cannot decide which to rent. I am looking on the reserve america web site. Is there a better, more clear man so I know where exactly each cabin is and the environment it is in? Karen
...oops I obviously meant “map” LOL
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- According to Tripadvisor travellers, these are the best ways to experience Kaibab National Forest:
- 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona (From ₹ 29,078.49)
- Grand Canyon Helicopter 45-Minute Flight with Optional Hummer Tour (From ₹ 29,078.49)
- 25-min Grand Canyon South Rim EcoStar Helicopter Tour with Optional Hummer (From ₹ 24,079.32)
- 25-minute Grand Canyon Dancer Helicopter Tour from Tusayan, Arizona (From ₹ 26,578.90)
- 7-Days Self-Guided Arizona Driving Tour Bundle (From ₹ 2,915.35)
- Hotels near Kaibab National Forest:
- (1.29 km) Sheridan House Inn
- (0.80 km) Comfort Inn Near Grand Canyon
- (1.16 km) La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Williams-Grand Canyon Area
- (1.23 km) The Lodge On Route 66
- (1.17 km) Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel