Grand Canyon National Park (North Rim), AZ

A Christian Ministry in the National Parks Involvement

What We Do

ACMNP in the North Rim provides:

  • Christian fellowship activities for visitors, residents, and employees
  • Leadership development for ministry team members and seminarians
  • Positive relationships among seasonal co-workers and internationals
  • Pastoral care during emergencies

Interdenominational Services of Worship

Ministry teams lead interdenominational services of worship on Sundays, pending National Park Service permit approval.

  • Campground Amphitheater: 8:00 AM
  • Grand Canyon Lodge Auditorium: 9:00 AM

Ministry Team Member Information

Our team on the North Rim is typically 2-4 ministry team members, all of whom serve in the same park location.

  • Summer only
  • Mentors not available for seminarians
  • Catholic mass nearby for interested team members
  • Team members should be aware that the North Rim is very remote and more isolated than the South Rim.

Employment Information

Ministry team members seek employment from Forever Resorts at Grand Canyon Lodge.


  • Preferred availability of mid-May through end of October

Employee housing:

  • Dorm-style with shared bath
  • Married housing available

Typical Jobs:

  • Retail at gift shops
  • Restaurant/food service
  • Front desk
  • Housekeeping


  • Bringing a car is necessary for the North Rim!

* If you are interested in serving in the North Rim as a ministry team member, you must first apply with ACMNP. To learn more about working and living in the North Rim (including employee housing costs), please visit

How YOU can get involved with ACMNP in the north rim

Information About The Park

At 9,000 feet of altitude on the Kaibab Plateau and a five hour drive from the more popular South Rim of the Canyon, the North Rim is a world unto itself! Much less accessible, the North Rim is closed during the winter and spring each year due to heavy snowfall. The rugged North Rim differs from the South Rim in its vegetation of conifer trees, spruce and Douglas fir, and aspen forests. The North Rim is surrounded by sprawling desert views, mountains, meadows, and the Painted Desert.

Popular Destinations

  • Historic Navajo Bridge
  • Wanton’s Throne
  • Vishnu’s Temple
  • Angel’s Window
  • Point Imperial


Commonly considered to be in the Boreal Life Zone, the North Rim is habitat to porcupines, black bears, elk, mountain lions, mule deer, shrews, and the unique Kaibab squirrel found nowhere else in America.

Outside Resources

To learn more about travelling to the north rim, what the weather is like, park activities, or planning your trip, please visit

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Ed & Jane
Grand Canyon National Park (North Rim), AZ, 2005

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is really a beautiful place. It is smaller than the South Rim and therefore doesn't attract as many visitors.Read More

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