by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)
© Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
We had a great backpacking trip from the North end to the South end of the Under-the-Rim Trail.
As we left the parking lot, we were concerned that this trail might lead away from the best scenery of the park. However, as mile after mile of good scenery appeared our concerns were relieved.
This trail offers a great variety of rock formations and vegetation. There are good views along the entire distance and new dramatic views are around every corner and over every ridge. The weather in early May was perfect and even though the park was packed the trail was exceptionally quiet.
When planning this trip, pay special attention to where you will refill your water, it is scarce. Many of the streams were already dried up in early May. Thankfully there are a number of springs that can be found by walking up the right dry creek beds.
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