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North Kaibab Trail

The park's trans-canyon trail, the North Kaibab Trail starts from the North Kaibab Trailhead just north of the village, descends into Roaring Springs Canyon, and then follows Bright Angel Creek to Phantom Ranch and the Colorado River, a distance of 14 miles one-way and a descent of 5,950 feet. Do not attempt to hike to the river and back in one day! A day hike to Supai Tunnel and back is a good short day hike. This hike is 2.0 miles each way and a descent of 1,400 feet.

Cape Final Trail

This trail starts from the Cape Final Trailhead along the Cape Royal Road and follows an old fire road 2.0 miles through the rim forest to Cape Final, a major promontory with excellent views of the eastern Grand Canyon.

Uncle Jim Trail

This 2.5-mile trail starts at the North Kaibab Trailhead and traverses the forest to a viewpoint overlooking Roaring Springs Canyon and the Kaibab Trail.

Ken Patrick Trail

This trail connects Point Imperial with the North Kaibab Trailhead, a distance of 10 miles. If you plan to hike the entire trail, it is best to hike it one way with a car shuttle. The trail skirts the rim after leaving Point Imperial, then crosses the Point Imperial Road and wanders through the forest to the North Kaibab Trailhead.

Widforss Trail

The Widforss Trail starts from a trailhead on the west side of AZ 67 just north of the NOrth Kaibab Trailhead. across the road from the North Kaibab Trailhead. The trail winds 4.4 miles through along the west rim of the Transept to a point on the North Rim overlooking Widforss Point.

Transept Trail

The Transept Trail follows the rim of Transept Canyon from Grand Canyon Lodge to North Rim Campground, a distance of 1.4 miles one-way. The trail is nearly level.

Grand Canyon North Rim to Celebrate Western Arts Day, 2012

Western Arts Day, North Rim Grand Canyon

Date: June 14, 2012
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Ariz. - The National Park Service invites the public to celebrate Western Arts Day 2012, Saturday, July 14, on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Western Arts Day celebrates the unique culture that defines Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona, and Southern Utah.

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