Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).
When in North Rim, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Rim and the surrounding area.
- Astronomy & Satellites ...
- Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above
website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed
sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
- To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above,
we pass this GPS location for North Rim:
- 36.21374, -112.062051
- Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
- The Heavens-Above Website, centered on North Rim
- Bird Watching ...
- We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
- The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Coconino County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
- eBird sighting report for Coconino County
- Waymarking ...
- Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
Curious and Interesting Names Near North Rim ...
As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.
- Apex [Coconino County] - Historic
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apex
- Apex [Coconino County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of North Rim
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
- Cane [Coconino County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cane
- Cane [Coconino County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of North Rim
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Cane
- Grand Canyon Village [Coconino County]
- Jacob Lake [Coconino County]
How Far From North Rim to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as North Rim to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in North Rim and extending to:
- View Our List ...
- Flagstaff, which is the Seat of Coconino County and lies 73 miles [117.5 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could drive a straight line from North Rim to Flagstaff, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
- Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 190 miles [305.8 km] to the south (S). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
- The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,914 miles [3,080.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 75 days and walking would take 109 days.
- The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,279 miles [11,714.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
- The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,046 miles [12,948.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
- The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,999 miles [9,654.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
Other Roadside Stops ...
Cities, Towns and Villages of Arizona
About Coconino County
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for North Rim. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Coconino County: www.co.coconino.az.us/
The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/
|<1>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- North Rim) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for North Rim. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North Rim
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Rim. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2137, Longitude: -112.0621
|<2>||The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.|
|<3>||While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.|
|<4>||While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.|
|<5>||The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from North Rim to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.546 degrees.|
|<7>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.642 degrees.|
|<8>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.108 degrees.||