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Transept

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Length


2.1 Miles 3.3 Kilometers


110' 33 m

Ascent

-265' -81 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

8,338' 2,541 m

High

8,138' 2,480 m

Low

Shared By Nicholas Shannon

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Another beautiful Grand Canyon trail along the North Rim.

Nicholas Shannon

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Family Friendly Easy access from the North Rim Lodge, spectacular views and easy walking make this a great trail for the whole family.

Overview

An easy, family-friendly trail along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. With a western aspect, this trail is a fantastic vantage point for sunsets.

Description

The Transept Trail is an easy trail that traces the northern rim of the Grand Canyon. It begins just north of the North Rim Campground and travels south all the way to the Grand Canyon Lodge.

Continuing just beyond the Grand Canyon Lodge, you'll be able to connect with Bright Angel Point.

History & Background

A timely example of Grand Canyons dynamic forces occurred on January 3, 1991, in The Transept, the large tributary canyon to the right if you are heading out to the Bright Angel Point. A massive section of Coconino Sandstone (the light-colored layer of rock near the top) succumbed to gravity and erosion, cascading into the canyon and trailing debris along thousands of feet of canyon wall. In 1992, similar landslides closed several major trails. The Grand Canyon area has been eroding since regional uplift began about 70 million years ago.

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Aug 8, 2018
Rob Stansfield
Good trail from which to photograph the milky way at night! 2mi — 1h 00m
Jul 17, 2018
James Holland
2.1mi
Jul 14, 2018
Ted Christensen
0.5mi
Jun 30, 2018
Stephanie Ollhoff
North Rim Campground
Jun 20, 2018
Heather SepĂșlveda
2.1mi
Aug 22, 2017
Lesley Wargo
Jul 28, 2017
Nathan Betcher
Jul 5, 2017
Corinne Arnell

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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in Arizona

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