Cedar Mountain, Grand Canyon South Rim

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Cedar Mountain

Cedar Mountain towers from the plains against the sky as a well-known landmark to locals and provides the perfect opportunity for some outdoor recreation when visiting Grand Canyon National Park. Read More

  • Cedar Mountain is the perfect place to get in some hiking
  • If you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle, you can explore the road to the mountain
  • Climb to the top of the plateau and enjoy the views
  • Stay the night at Desert View Campground
  • Access Cedar Mountain year round

What can I see and do at Cedar Mountain?

  • Hiking: Hiking Cedar Mountain Grand Canyon is an adventure you won’t want to miss. The Cedar Mountain Trail takes you from just south of Desert View, past continual views of Grand Canyon and finally around the mountain and towards the Colorado River.
  • 4-Wheel Drive Adventures: The Cedar Mountain Trail offers some rough road for 4WD vehicles, but you can reach Cedar Mountain with some skillful driving. The road starts out level and fairly easy but you’ll come upon rutted switchbacks before reaching the mountain.
  • Climbing: To scale the 7,053-foot mountain, you simply make your way up the sloping sides to the top of the mesa. It isn’t extremely challenging, but the views from the top are uncanny.
  • Camping: Nearby there is the Desert View Campground, with 50 campsites and sites open for RVs up to 30 feet long. This camping area is convenient for many Grand Canyon attractions, including Cedar Mountain explorations.

Where is Cedar Mountain?

Cedar Mountain is located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. From the Eastern Entrance, take Highway 64 and turn right at Desert View. The first road after you turn is Cedar Mountain Road and you go right following it past a residential area and past a water treatment lake. You can park where the unpaved road forks to the west. From Grand Canyon Village, head east on Highway 64 and take a left to Desert View and follow the directions as above.

When is Cedar Mountain open?

Cedar Mountain is accessible all year.

How much does Cedar Mountain cost?

There is no charge to visit Cedar Mountain.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Grand Canyon’s General Visitor Information phone is (928) 638-7888 and you can call with any questions you may have.

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