If you want to tour the Grand Canyon National Park by motorcycle, the trip can easily offer days of stunning views if you’re up for some camping. Don’t miss the wonderful natural views of the Grand Canyon the next time you’re in Arizona.
Take Arizona Route 64 to the South Entrance of Grand Canyon National Park and pay the park entrance fee for a single motorcycle rider. Your pass is good for seven days. Stop for tourist attractions on the south rim or avoid the other tourists and continue your ride on AZ-64.
Turn left onto US-89 N in Cameron, then follow the road 58 miles along the canyon’s east side.
Turn left onto US-89A N AT Bitter Springs to cross the Colorado River through Marble Canyon.
Follow 89A for 55 miles, then turn left onto AZ-67 S. Note, this road closes during winter.
Nearly 45 miles later, you’ll reach the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to find campgrounds and lodging without much tourist traffic like at Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim.
Every overlook offers a different view of the canyon, changing colors throughout the day as the sun changes position in the sky. The route offers several opportunities to stop at watchtowers, overlooks, lookout towers, and bridges over the Colorado River.
Don’t miss pulling off the main road to find well-marked historical sites, including ancient Native American structures and petroglyphs carved into rock faces, as you experience Grand Canyon National Park by motorcycle.
Besides hiking the canyon and taking pictures from every overlook, the area offers numerous campgrounds and lodges around the canyon’s rim. Reserve your spot well in advance, or you may need to backtrack to find a place to stay for the night.
The route passes several lookout towers that offer splendid views of the canyon and nearby forests if you aren’t afraid of heights. The lookout towers originally housed local fire rangers to look out for signs of wildfire. Some towers are still active lookout towers, and many are open to the public if you’re brave enough to make the climb.
The area also features numerous hiking and mule trails. You can take the North Kaibab Trail along Bright Angel Creek if you camp on the North Rim. Switch to Bright Angel Trail and follow Garden Creek to the South Rim Grand Canyon Village.
Take your sleeping roll and lots of water if you’re hiking through the canyon. Even experienced hikers usually take multiple days between the North and South Rims.
Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim offers several options for coffee, Italian, Mexican, steakhouses, burgers, ice cream, and more.
The Cameron Trading Post offers an inn, dining room, and souvenir shop. If you already plan to stop at the Marble Canyon Bridge for photos, grab a bite at the Marble Canyon Restaurant for Native frybread, burritos, tacos, sandwiches, and breakfast.
Off 89A, go past your turn onto AZ-67 S, and take 389 to Colorado City for pizza at Berry Knoll Pizza. This restaurant offers dine-in or drive-thru, with a thin, crispy crust and lots of quality toppings.
If you’re on the North Rim or near 67, stop at the North Rim Country Store for snacks, gas, coffee, and souvenirs. Next door, you’ll find awesome coffee, smoothies, breakfast treats, and specialty hot dogs at Meadows Edge Food Truck.
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