Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Trails in Grand Canyon

Arizona Trail

The Arizona Trail is an ambitious project that traverses the length of Arizona from the Utah border to Mexico. A section of this trail enters the park near the North Entrance and roughly parallels the highway until it connects with the North Kaibab Trail, a distance of approximately 10 ...

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Beamer Trail

The trail begins at the end of the Tanner Trail, at the confluence of Tanner Creek and the Colorado River. This confluence created the Unkar Creek Rapids. From here the trail follows the Colorado north (upstream) to its confluence with the Little Colorado River. The trail is considered primitive, ...

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Bill Hall Trail

From the dirt parking lot at the trailhead, the trail heads west and dips below the rim into the park. The trail makes several short, steep switchbacks during its descent through the upper canyon rock layers. In the Coconino Sandstone, the trail is at its steepest. There are numerous ...

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Boucher Trail

The trail heads to the north and has little elevation change after leaving the Hermit Trail. There are a few short, sharp descents and climbs around minor rockfalls and washbeds. After about 3 miles (4.8 km) the trail contours around Yuma Point and heads southwestward until a sharp descent ...

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Bridle Trail

(watch for construction on this trail) This trail follows the road as it connects the Grand Canyon Lodge with the North Kaibab Trailhead, a distance of 1.2 miles / 2 km one-way. Pets on leash and bicycles are permitted on this hard-packed ...

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Bright Angel Point Trail

0.5 mi. / 0.8 km round-trip; 30 minutes approximate round-trip hiking time. A short walk on a paved trail to a spectacular view of the canyon. The trail begins at the log shelter in the parking area by the visitor center or at the corner of the back porch ...

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Bright Angel Trail

Trail Condition: Maintained dirt trail. Steep. Well defined. Some shade on trail, mostly from canyon walls and dependent on time of day. Give uphill hikers the right of way. Upper portion of the trail may be extremely icy in winter or early spring. Note: Seasonal trail water (May - September), subject to ...

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Cape Final Trail

4.0 mi. / 6.4 km round-trip; 2 hours approximate round-trip hiking time. A 2-mile walk from dirt parking area to Cape Final. This trail offers a view of the canyon. ...

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Cape Royal Trail

0.6 mi. / 1.0 km round-trip; 30 minutes approximate round-trip hiking time. An easy walk on a flat, paved trail providing views of the canyon, Angels Window, and the Colorado River. Markers along the trail interpret the area's natural history. Trail begins at the southeast side of the Cape ...

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Clear Creek Trail

The trail begins near the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) north of Phantom Ranch at a junction with the North Kaibab Trail. From the trail head, the trail ascends 1,150 feet (350 m) to the Tonto Platform over the first ...

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Cliff Springs Trail

1.0 mi. / 1.6 km round-trip; 1 hour approximate round-trip hiking time. Meanders down a forested ravine and ends where a chest-high boulder rests under a large overhang. The spring is on the cliff side of the boulder. Please do not drink the water as it may be contaminated. ...

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Comanche Point Trail

This route leads seven and a half miles northward from the East Entrance Station on the South Rim. It contours and crosses a few lesser canyons to end at an overlook on the Palisades of the Desert. This trail is a favorite with rock climbers as the Comanche Point ...

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Deer Creek Trail

The Deer Creek Trail provides access to Deer Spring, the Deer Creek camping area, Deer Creek Narrows and Deer Creek Falls at the Colorado River. This trail was originally constructed in 1876 after John Wesley Powell claimed to have found tracer gold at the mouth of Deer Creek. The ...

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Dripping Springs Trail

From Hermit Trail, the trail leaves the Hermit Basin and crosses to the western side of Hermit Canyon towards Dripping Springs. After another 1¼ mile (2.0 km) the trail crosses the Dripping Springs drainage and connects to the Boucher Trail, which leads to the north along the eastern side ...

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East Horseshoe Mesa Trail

The East Horseshoe Mesa Trail leads one mile from the Grandview Trail to the Tonto Trail. It descends from the mesa top 1,360 feet to the Tonto Platform, following a western tributary to Hance Creek. This trail is often difficult to navigate due to washouts and rock falls. To reach ...

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