Although not as popular as the South Rim, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is just as beautiful and with as much to do and see. The Grand Canyon North Rim Trails will give you a variety of ways to explore this part of the park. From easy day-hikes to more rigorous adventures, you’ll find something that suits your activity levels. Pictured below is the Widforss Trail, named after twentieth-century artist Gunner Widforss, who lived within the Grand Canyon National Park and painted its amazing landscapes and natural features.
The North Rim trails are well maintained by the National Park service. As you explore the trails, take a moment to appreciate the quiet, tranquil surroundings. As with any day-hike, be prepared by wearing sunscreen and bringing sufficient water and snacks. Keep in mind, many trails (such as the Widforss) may not have restrooms nor access to drinking water.
Colorful wildflowers adorn the trails. Some are small and unassuming; so, make sure you go in for a closer look. Along with beautiful wildflowers and many species of trees, you’ll also see an abundance of wildlife such as horned lizards, butterflies, deer, and turkey. Some have even spotted bob cats and porcupines!
For a complete list of Grand Canyon North Rim Trails (as well as South Rim trails), visit the National Park Service’s Day Hiking – Grand Canyon page.