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Kaibab National Forest

U.S. 89A/AZ 67, Jacob Lake, AZ
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Jacob Lake
Type: Forests, National Parks, Bodies of Water
Activities: Biking, Viewing wildlife, Horseback riding, Picnicking, Hiking
Description: 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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Mobile, Alabama
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

From Jacob Lake you drive through the forest to reach the north rim of the grand canyon. It is a beautiful drive from start to finish. We saw cows, deer, turkey, buffalo and many wild flowers. The meadows are so unexpected after driving through the wooded area, still regenerating from a devastating wildfire of several years ago. There is a... More

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102 reviews 102 reviews
71 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This would be a five if the forest had not suffered a bad fire. It is so sad to be driving past so many spindly, blackened stumps of trees. The entrance to Kaibab Forest is near Jacob Lake Inn, where the last gas station before the Grand Canyon North Rim is also located. At the same spot there is a... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Except for the first 1,000 acres (2006 fire) this forest is beautiful with rolling meadows for miles! In 2 days I saw a herd of buffalo, deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, and eagles.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I had a great time hikEing around the lake and on this small moutain there I was out there all day riding bikes and fishing and kayaking it is a wonderful park a must go to

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Our trip was at the end of September. We took several routes along scenic routes on our way to the North Rim of he Grand Canyon. Early frost burned most of the foliage killing autumn color prior to our visit. Great drives, beautiful scenery, clear air, next time we'll go earlier in the season.

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134 reviews 134 reviews
83 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This forest goes on forever. There are alot of scenic pull outs as well as stops to take photos. Gas services and food are minimal - Top your tank off is a must. Does have some steep grades in areas.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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70 reviews 70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The park was shutdown this trip and we did 8 days of hiking in the forest area and found it to be as beautiful and awe inspiring as the national park and quite a bit quieter too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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107 reviews 107 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The forest starts on the South Rim of the Canyon, continues on the North Rim. The North side is way different than South. Trees on the South side are shorter, "shrubbier" but plenty of deer/elk wildlife. North is towering pines and meadows; also full of deer and if lucky, you'll see the bison (near North Rim entrance of Canyon). All... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We love nature, love the forest, love Smokey Bear. What's not to love about ponderosa pines, cedars, pinyon, russian olive and cliff roses? We stayed in a national forest campground on the Kaibab Plateau for two weeks and had an excellet time camping & hiking. Fire restrictions are very high this year and for good reason.

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Santa Rosa, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Good roads through Ponderosa forests, meadows of wildflowers, en route to the less-frequently visited North Rim. Drive takes about 50-60 minutes; possible stops for pictures, a soda or snack at the one small market en route (near Kaibab Lodge). Very enjoyable.

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