Starting from the same point as the very long North Kaibab Trail on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, the Uncle Jim Trail
is a pleasant, little-traveled route to a viewpoint overlooking several miles of the upper end of Bright Angel Canyon, and across to the distant cliffs of the South Rim. The trail is a partial loop, mostly through dense, lush forest, emerging into open terrain about half way along. The path is named after James T Owen, a game warden who lived in the vicinity at the start of the 20th century.
5 miles (8 km), elevation change
100 feet (30 meters); loop