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Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers
This mostly flat trail starts from the north side of the Point Imperial
overlook parking lot. (Point Imperial
is the highest of the North Rim overlooks) First, head through open meadow and into a big burn area. These looming pine and aspen tree shards are all that's left after the 2000 Outlook wildfire raged here. Historical factoid:
This fire was the result of a prescribed burn that got out of control and it temporarily trapped tourists at Imperial Point!
The post-fire vegetation is coming back and wildflowers thrive here in the early season. The trail approaches the rim and good views into Marble Canyon can be had from various points. To the north, you can see Boundary Ridge and its highest point, Saddle Mountain. Continue across the plateau over increasingly hilly terrain. Eventually, the trail ends at a dirt turnaround and parking area.
Note: some guidebooks list this trail as a northern extension of the Ken Patrick
Flora & Fauna
Falcons, condors, squirrels, deer. Aspen and pine.
Shared By: Megan W