Northern Kaibab Plateau

The northern Kaibab Plateau contains a dense ponderosa pine and juniper forest. As the plateau descends from its peak just north of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, the forest can be seen stretching northward for dozens of miles. As it begins to near the high desert near Arizona’s northern border, the pines give way to juniper and pinyon pine trees as sagebrush also begins to break up the trees. The Arizona Trail winds northward over the plateau on its way to the northern terminus of the trail. It descends the plateau where fantastic views of the Coyote Buttes and features of Grand Staircase can be seen in incredible detail.