Conveniently Located Just 45 Miles from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
Located just 45 miles from the Canyon, Jacob Lake Inn is the gateway to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. In order to get to any of the national parks or other destinations from the North Rim, one must drive back to Jacob Lake first. This makes Jacob Lake Inn a great Grand Canyon North Rim lodging option for visitors who want to explore the many natural wonders that are close by.
Get To Know The Area
The maps below show several landmarks that visitors to the area are frequently searching for. You will find more information about each landmark below the maps. Click on any of the icons on these maps to display the landmark’s name and distance from Jacob Lake Inn. You can adjust the position of a map by holding down your cursor while you move your mouse or adjust the zoom by clicking the + and – signs on the left side of the map. If you zoom in, grab the orange person-shaped icon and place it on a landmark and you will be able to see a street view of the area.
Jacob Lake Inn to the North Rim
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Bright Angel Point
The North Rim of The Grand Canyon: The three main viewpoints of the North Rim are are located in a cluster on the map above, just below Jacob Lake Inn . Each viewpoint has its own unique views of the Grand Canyon, hiking trails, picnic areas, and beautiful photography opportunities.
Point Imperial: located about 48 miles from Jacob Lake Inn, Point Imperial, is the top icon in the cluster. It has beautiful views of the eastern end of the Grand Canyon, and is the best North Rim viewpoint to watch the sun rise.
Bright Angel Point: The center icon in the cluster is Bright Angel Point, which is about 45 miles from Jacob Lake Inn. This is where the Grand Canyon Lodge is located.
Cape Royal: The bottom icon in the cluster is Cape Royal, which is located about 60 miles from Jacob Lake Inn. This viewpoint is located on a peninsula that juts out into the middle of the Grand Canyon, which gives spectacular views from on all sides. It is the best viewpoint to watch the sunset. It also has an incredible natural arch called Angels Window that is visible from several viewpoints along the trail.
Kanab, Fredonia, and Bitter Springs Junction
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Junction at Bitter Springs
Kanab, Utah: Located to the north, Kanab is just 37 miles from Jacob Lake Inn on Highway 89 A. Kanab is a junction spot for those who want to travel to Lake Powell and reach the Wahweap Marina from Utah, and those who want to travel north to see the Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Bryce Canyon, and travel to Salt Lake City on the scenic route through Panguitch and Richfield.
Fredonia, Arizona: Fredonia is 7 miles south of Kanab and 29 miles north of Jacob Lake Inn. When traveling from Jacob Lake, Fredonia is the point where travelers can either continue traveling north to Kanab on Highway 89 A or turn on Highway west onto Arizona 389 towards St. George, Cedar City, Zion’s National Park, I15 North towards Salt Lake City, and I15 South towards Las Vegas.
Bitter Springs Junction: If you follow Highway 89 to the right of Jacob Lake Inn on the map, you will find Bitter Springs Junction. Located 56 miles from Jacob Lake Inn, this is an important crossroads for those who want to visit the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, and Flagstaff.
Don’t Want to Drive? Take a Shuttle!
If you don’t want to worry about driving to and from the North Rim, just take a shuttle at Jacob Lake Inn. Gate Way Tours have shuttles leaving right from our lodge to the Grand Canyon, from St. George to Jacob Lake, and even from Las Vegas to Jacob Lake Inn. So sit back, take some pictures, relax, and leave the driving to Gate Way Shuttles.
- Shuttle service to and from Las Vegas and Jacob Lake Inn
- Shuttle service to and from St. George UT to Jacob Lake Inn
- Shuttle service to and from Jacob Lake Inn to the Grand Canyon North Rim
Call or Text (435) 689-0091 for More Information
Enjoy Delicious Food
Jacob Lake Inn has amazing food. Enjoy delicious meals and great service in the comfortable, inviting atmosphere of our lunch counter and dining room. Begin your day by tasting our homemade whole wheat and buttermilk pancakes made from scratch daily or one of our egg plate combinations. If you’re heading to the North Rim, make sure you stop by Jacob Lake Inn and pick up some of our famous baked goods. We make our breads, brownies, pastries, and famous homemade cookies from the best quality ingredients. Many people say it’s worth the drive just for the cookies!
Do You Have A Large, Hungry Group?
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Native American Art
Jacob Lake Inn has been working closely with some of the most famous Native American artists in the world for over 100 years to create one of the best collections of rugs, jewelry, pottery, sand painting, baskets, and other Native American art in the Southwest. Every year we educate hundreds of travelers and art collectors about the exquisite craftsmanship and hours of labor that go into each piece. Every work of art has a story, and Jacob Lake Inn works to keep Native American art and traditions thriving.
Things To Do
Explore The Kaibab National Forest The Kaibab Plateau is a wonderful area to experience the beauty of nature. It is the home of the Kaibab White Tailed Squirrel as well as many other species of plants and animals. Wildflowers and fall colors are among nature’s...read more
CRAZY JUG TRAIL Attractions: The road to Crazy Jug viewpoint offers a beautiful ride through a stand of ponderosa pines. From the point you can enjoy a panoramic view of Grand Canyon National Park looking into Tapeats Amphitheater. Crazy Jug Point offers a spectacular...read more
The stretch of Highway 89A from Jacob Lake Inn to Marble Canyon, Navajo Bridge, and Lees Ferry lets you experience dramatic changes in climate and altitude and some of the most beautiful scenery in the Southwest. What's the Ride to Lees Ferry Like? Over this 45 mile...read more
Stayed in a cabin for the last night of our honeymoon. It was so perfect, wish we would have planned to stay more nights. We attended the presentation by John Rich, and that alone is worth a trip to Jacobs Lake. His love and knowledge of the Navajo people was truly moving. Staff was very helpful, cabin was very clean. I highly recommend Jacob Lake Inn, one of my favorite places of all time. Posted by Collette Sorensen Smith on Tuesday, September 16, 2014
I’ve driven by on my way to see my sister who works and lives at Lees Ferry so I can’t speak about the inn. However, When my sister comes to see me in Vegas, she always brings me Jacob Lake Cookies. They are truly the best cookies I’ve ever had!! My favorite…..cookie in a cloud!!!! Posted by Leigh Sullivan on Friday, April 24, 2015
We just got back from our two night stay there July 26 & 27. What a great place this is! The perfect place to stay while visiting the North Rim, the Vermilion Cliffs and Marble Canyon, all of which we did. We found the staff to be very helpful and friendly (a shout out here to Lindsey who served us Saturday afternoon at the diner), and the environment peaceful, the room comfortable, & the Inn and shop very charming. the room rates were affordable and having the gas station next door was also convenient. I recommend this as a perfect location for a North Rim visit. thanks again! I’m giving it a 5 star even though the rooms are basic, we did not expect fancy and thought the service and atmosphere exceptional for our semi-rustic outing. Posted by Michele Mikala Ross Artist on Tuesday, July 29, 2014