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North Rim, Wilderness Trail

Nankoweap Trail

Magnificent views, excellent chances for solitude, and fascinating human history.

Grand Canyon National Park: Colorado River Nankoweap Granaries

Trail Details

In 1882, canyon explorer and geologist John Wesley Powell directed the building of a trail into Nankoweap Valley that followed a Paiute route. His colleague, geologist Charles Walcott, used it to reach isolated rock formations in the eastern Grand Canyon. Kolb Arch, the largest natural bridge in the canyon, is found in an upper arm of Nankoweap Canyon below Woolsey Point.

Nankoweap Trail Map 2017

Trail Guide

To find specific trailhead locations and view topography, check out the official National Park Service guide.

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