Unlike most other paths on the North Rim and South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the Cliff Spring Trail
neither descends towards the river nor leads to a viewpoint; instead it follows a wooded, quite narrow ravine, ending at a dripping spring, which sustains a group of ferns, mosses and other plants. The spring has formed in an elongated alcove in the buff-colored Coconino sandstone. Also of interest is a small Anasazi granary, near the trailhead. The path starts half a mile before the end of the road to Cape Royal.
0.5 miles (0.8 km), elevation change
150 feet (46 meters)