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Cliff Spring Trail

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Distance1mi
Elevation Gain259ft
Trailhead Elevation7,743ft
Top7,743ft
Elevation Min/Max7568/7743ft
Elevation Start/End7743/7743ft

Cliff Spring Trail

Cliff Spring Trail is a hiking trail in Coconino County, Arizona. It is within Grand Canyon National Park. It is 1 mile long and begins at 7,743 feet altitude. Near the trailhead there is a parking. The trail ends near the Cliff Spring.
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Desoto, TX
Pathfinder | 150 pts
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6/16/2000
Nice, quiet, RELAXING hike along a shady trail through a pine forest. Note: trail is unmaintained and somewhat rocky. Ancient Anasazi granary (pretty neat!) is located a short distance from the trail head. Water drips from the cliff at Cliff Spring, hence the name.
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Ron Adkison and Ben Adkison
"A short but fascinating walk travels below the rim of Walhalla Plateau. This trail is a fine, albeit brief, introduction to the plateau and rim environments of the North Rim. Distant views, a well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan granary, and a dripping spring hidden in an alcove beneath the rim offer rewarding diversions for visitors budgeting their time and energy. The brief stroll gets under way at the Angels Window overlook, which affords a fine view of that interesting natural opening in the Kaibab Formation on the east rim of Cape Royal. Carefully cross the busy roadway and follow the wide gravel trail west down a shallow draw through the open forest of ponderosa pine. After only 100 yards you reach the ruins of a well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan granary, hidden beneath a large Kaibab Formation boulder." Read more
Ben Adkison
"A short but fascinating walk below the rim of Walhalla Plateau. This trail is a fine , albeit brief, introduction to the plateau and rim environments of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim. Distant views, a well-pr eserved Ancestral Puebloan granary, and a dripping spring hidden in an alcove beneath the rim offer a rewarding diversion for North Rim visitors budgeting their time and energy. This brief stroll gets under way at the Angels Window overlook, which affords a fine view of that interesting natural opening in the Kaibab Formation on the east rim of Cape Royal." Read more

Trail Information

Grand Canyon National Park
Nearby City
Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
Local Contacts
USGS quad: Walhalla Plateau; Trails Illustrated Grand Canyon National Park
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