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State Route 67 (SR 67) is a forty-two mile, north-south state highway in northern Arizonamarker. Also called the Kaibab Plateau-North Rim Parkway, SR 67 is the sole road that links U.S. Route 89A at Jacob Lakemarker to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Parkmarker.

Route description

Starting from the northern terminus, SR 67 rolls south through the Kaibab National Forestmarker. The first half of the road is lined with fine stands of ponderosa pines, which give way to vast forests of Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir as the highway follows the rising plateau to elevations of nearly . Further south, the road traverses the scenic expanse of De Motte Park, a large alpine meadow sometimes laced with ephemeral streams and marshes draining runoff from the heavy winter snow. The parkway follows these wildflower-dotted grasslands southward to the remote north entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. Once in the park, the road twists through shallow ravines lined with colorful quaking aspen and descends gradually through the park, finally terminating at the visitor center at the North Rim. During the winter months, usually late-November through mid-May, SR 67 is closed for its entire stretch south of Jacob Lakemarker due to heavy snowfall, which can exceed two hundred inches.

The alternate name of this highway was given after SR 67 was designated a National Scenic Byway by the Federal Highway Administration.

History

SR 67 existed as a route to reach the north rim of the Grand Canyon National Park as early as 1927. At that time it was still just a dirt. By 1935, the road had been improved to a gravel road, and by 1938 it had been paved. In 1941, the road was designated as a state highway and signed as SR 67. In 1985, the highway received the designatation of Kaibab Plateau North Rim Parkway. The designation included SR 67 in its entirety as well as extending south into Grand Canyon National Park.

Junction list

The entire route is in Coconino Countymarker.
Mile Junction Notes
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30.81 Entrance to Grand Canyon National Parkmarker


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