“This is a mellow, family-friendly hike with scenic views of the canyon. Expect solitude!”
— Megan W
Views · Wildflowers
Wide path, easy trail surface with a definite goal at the end! Fun scrambling along the way. No navigation challenges.
Usually open May-October.
This is an out-and-back trail with a fantastically scenic viewpoint over the Grand Canyon North Rim.
From the parking lot, head up the wide packed dirt path up a moderate incline. Pass through a pleasantly shaded forest stopping at any of the rock outcroppings along the way to take in the unique northern canyon views. Travel through an area with evidence of past wildfires. Enter a ravine and then arrive at the hugely scenic cliff face. Some folks scramble a bit further up the rocks to reach the best view, but take care!
With a good topo map, you should be able to identify Vishnu Temple, the Vermilion Cliffs and Navajo Mountain, the Colorado River and the Little Colorado River.
Flora & Fauna
Ponderosa pine, aspen, oak, cactus. Kaibab squirrel (white tail).