Uncle Jim Trail (GCNP)

  • Hiking the Uncle Jim Trail in Grand Canyon National Park.

Hiking

Dogs No

Canyon

5 (miles)

 Moderate

Loop

~275 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Arizona

Grand Canyon

Uncle Jim Trail is an easy hiking trail on the North Rim in Grand Canyon National Park. The trailhead is located in the North Kaibab Trail parking lot. This trail leads hikers through a forest to an amazing vista overlooking the canyon and the North Kaibab Trail switchbacks. This trail is named after “Uncle Jim” Owens who was a game warden in the area during the early 1900s. Legend has it; he killed more than 500 mountain lions during his career to boost the deer population. Predator extermination was common game management practice during the time. There is plenty of camping available in Grand Canyon National Park.

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Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Grand Canyon National Park P.O. Box 129 Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

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