Roaring Springs, Grand Canyon North Rim

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Roaring Springs

Roaring Springs is a rushing cascade of fresh mountain water tumbling from the canyon walls, and offering a cooling respite after a long hike to view this remote spot. Read More

  • Reach Roaring Springs by taking a 5-mile hike down North Kaibab Trail starting on the North Rim
  • The trailhead is two miles north of Grand Canyon Lodge
  • Take a dip in the chilled water when you arrive to cool off after your trek
  • Be prepared and bring plenty of water

What can I see and do at Roaring Springs?

  • Hiking: It’s a necessity to hike if you want to see Roaring Springs Grand Canyon. This strenuous trek is five miles one way, along a well-maintained trail. You should begin your hike early because it will take a full day to hike to Roaring Springs and back.
  • Views: At an elevation of 5200 feet, Roaring Springs is a majestic sight, like something from a fairytale. This water is the main water supply for both the North and South Rim and flows into the Colorado River at the bottom of the canyon.
  • Swimming: After a long, hot hike to Roaring Springs, the chilled water is extremely inviting, and you can take a cooling dip.

Where is Roaring Springs?

To get to Roaring Springs, you will take the North Kaibab Trail. The trailhead is located on the North Rim of Grand Canyon, at the parking area two miles north of Grand Canyon Lodge, right off the park’s main road. When driving into the park via Highway 67, you will see signs pointing the way.

When is Roaring Springs open?

You can access Grand Canyon Roaring Springs from May 15 to October 15 when the North Rim is open and provides visitor services. After October 15th, the highway into the park may close due to snow, but from mid-October until the first snow, you may still get to the North Rim and Roaring Springs for day use only. After Highway 67 closes with the first snow, it won't open again until the middle of May.

How much does Roaring Springs cost?

There is no charge to visit Roaring Springs.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

If you have other questions, you can call Grand Canyon National Park’s visitor information phone at (928) 638-7888.