Top Grand Canyon Trails: 20, Cliff Spring Trail

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Cliff Spring Trail
View downcanyon at the end of the Cliff Spring Trail, on the North RimNext

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.

Length 0.5 miles (0.8 km), elevation change 150 feet (46 meters)

Trail description


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