North Canyon

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Pour over (turn around point)
Elevation plot: North Canyon
North Canyon
Hikers in North Canyon
Melty chocolate walls of North canyon
map: North Canyon
Pour over (turn around point)
Small frog in North Canyon

Location

How to Get There
This hike is accessed from a river rafting trip on the Colorado River. This canyon is located at river mile 20.5 on river right.
city
Grand Canyon
state
AZ
country
USA
Region
Grand Canyon and Marble Canyon area

Hike details

Distance
1.20 [Miles] Total
Hike Distance- Details
1.2 miles round trip (to the pour over and back)
Time
1.50 [Hours]
Time-details
It took us about 1.5 hours total.
Elevation Change
300 Total gain/loss [Feet]
Elevation Gain
150 Total Elevation Gain [Feet]
Elevation Details
about 150 ft ascent to the pour over
Hike Trail Type
Out and Back

Season

Best Season
  • April
  • May
  • September
  • October
Worst Season
  • June
  • July
  • August
Season Details
Any.
Date Hike completed
October 01, 2008

Solitudue

Solitude
Low
Solitude Details
This is a popular hike for river parties, expect to share it with another group.

Difficulty

Difficulty Rating
Moderate
difficulty detail
This hike is accessed from a river rafting trip on the Colorado River. This canyon is located at river mile 20.5 on river right.

Permits

Be Aware of
Some scrambling. Flash flood danger

Hiking in North Canyon in Grand Canyon national park, Arizona.

From either the upper or lower campsites at North canyon, look West towards the canyon. On the right slope, you will see a trail heading up the side of the canyon. This trail gets you around an otherwise impassable fall. The trail levels off and the remainder of the hike is on the flat Supai sandstone.

The sandstone is the star of this hike. The layering of the rock in the narrow confines of the canyon make for a unique setting. Soon, progress is blocked by a wide pool and a pour off. We turned around here, having been unable to convince anyone in our party to wade through the fetid pool to see what was up the canyon.

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