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Transept

 2 votes

Length

2.1 Miles 3.3 Kilometers


Elevation

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

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Another beautiful Grand Canyon trail along the North Rim.

Nicholas Shannon

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.
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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.
Dogs: No Dogs

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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Jun 30, 2018
Stephanie Ollhoff
North Rim Campground
Aug 22, 2017
Lesley Wargo
Jul 28, 2017
Nathan Betcher
Jul 5, 2017
Corinne Arnell
Aug 16, 2016
Thomas Anderson
Jun 9, 2016
Rachel Comp
Jun 6, 2016
Falon French
May 22, 2016
James Rathkopf

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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