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Kaibab National Forest
Kaibab National Forest

Kaibab National Forest

Kaibab National Forest is an enchanting travel destination that borders the north and south rims of the Grand Canyon National Park. For visitors touring Arizona, there is no excuse not to visit the forest.

With every geologic feature imaginable, it is easy to see why this is a favorite location – from Prairie forests to canyon boulders and plateaus, this forest is an idyllic place to retreat.

Kaibab National Forest, Things To Do, Hiking, Entrance Fee, Camping, Map

An adventure in this forest takes a three-pronged approach to cover its two broad regions: North and South Kaibab. South Kaibab is further divided into two to include Williams and Tusayan Districts. One of the most amazing things about the forest is that it is divided into two by the Grand Canyon, providing scenic views of the different districts.

Kaibab Forest is a tranquil escape from the city’s bustle. Its higher elevations feature thick forests of the Ponderosa Pine while its lower elevations are home to large collections of junipers. During a visit to the forest, you might catch glimpses of some of the local wildlife. Look out for the coyotes that roam the plains, the elks, mules, and occasionally, the black bears.

There are many fun activities to enjoy in the forest, with Marble Viewpoint one of the top sights at Kaibab. This viewpoint makes the perfect camping spot or picnic location, with views from this lookout stretching from the canyon’s eastern ends to the flat island-like land beyond.

Take your sightseeing adventure up a notch and explore the Grandview Lookout Tower. Originally built as a fire tower, the lookout tower offers breathtaking views of the canyon. The tower is easily accessible using the Grand Canyon National Park’s Desert View Drive.

Stop by at the Grand Canyon Deer Farm, which is a lovely zoo located in the park’s William’s District. Animal lovers get to pet and feed the deer in the farm. There is a tiny enclosure that houses goats, as well as the different exhibits that house exotic animals such as marmosets.

Other attractions within the Kaibab National Forest include the Ash Fork Route 66 Museum, Bearizona, as well as the Grand Canyon IMAX Theater.

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