Walhalla Overlook (P.O.I.)

SA Report: Subverted expectations

Trip Date: 8/30/2017

Location: North Rim (Grand Canyon National Park)

Permit/Pass: Vehicle - $30, Motorcycle - $25

Trail maps: nps.gov

Directions: From Kanab, Utah, take Hwy 89A (also S 100 E) south toward the Arizona state line. Follow 89A for 36.6 miles as it goes through Fredonia, Arizona (where it turns toward the east), then turns south again to head up onto the Kaibab Plateau. Upon reaching the Jacob Lake area turn right onto AZ-67 S. Follow the road south through the forest for 40.6 more miles, passing through the national park kiosk and finally reaching the left turn onto Pt. Imperial Rd. Continue east on the road for about 5.5 miles before coming to a fork in the road. Turn right here and travel another 12.8 miles on Cape Royal Rd. to a left turn into the parking area.

Synopsis: As long as you've hiked the short distance out to the pueblo ruins, you might as well take in the canyon overlook at the other end of the parking lot while you're here. Can you ever have too many pictures of this amazing place?

Trail sequence: Overlook trail

Type: Out and back

Distance: 0.2 miles

Rating: Easy (factors: altitude)

Notes: As you can see from the track below, the distance for this walk depends to a large degree on where you park. The actual path to the viewpoint itself is quite short.

Track: Walhalla Overlook - Grand Canyon NP: AllTrails, GaiaGPS

Turn by turn:

  -- Walk to the south end of the parking lot to find the paved path out to the viewpoint area. Return as you came.