Trail Run Project Logo

gem icon Nankoweap Granary [Suggest Edits]

4 votes

Description

The Nankoweap Granary is a series of stone and mortar storage bins situated high up in the cliffs. These bins were constructed by the ancient Anasazi people to store their seed stock and food. The placement and design of these bins protected the seeds from animals and the weather. The Anasazi were thought to have lived in this area from about 700 to 1200AD. This important archaeological site receives a lot of visits - be respectful and do not touch or climb next to the formations.

Overnight Trip: From the North Rim, plan for a serious overnight trip. If hiking up from the river, the trail to the granaries is a steep, taxing 700 foot scramble that takes about 1 hour.

Gem Type: Historic Site

Shared by:
Megan W

0 Comments

You & This Gem


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Share This Gem

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Nearby Trails

Grand Canyon, AZ
47.5 mi 76.5 km Grand Canyon, AZ
All Clear
Update
Dry
63 days ago
30 
Grand Canyon, AZ
4.9 mi 7.8 km Grand Canyon, AZ
All Clear
Update
Dry
63 days ago
0.5 mi 0.8 km
Bright Angel Point
Grand Canyon, AZ
0.5 mi 0.8 km Grand Canyon, AZ
All Clear
Update
Dry
63 days ago
15 
Grand Canyon, AZ
14.7 mi 23.6 km Grand Canyon, AZ
All Clear
Update
Dry - Be sure to check water availability with GCNP. As of 6/22/18 there was no water north of Manzanita.
52 days ago
11 
0.8 mi 1.3 km
Cape Royal
Grand Canyon, AZ
0.8 mi 1.3 km Grand Canyon, AZ
Unknown
Update
12.1 mi 19.4 km
Nankoweap
Grand Canyon, AZ
12.1 mi 19.4 km Grand Canyon, AZ
Unknown
Update
5.1 mi 8.2 km
Old Bright Angel
Grand Canyon, AZ
5.1 mi 8.2 km Grand Canyon, AZ
All Clear
Update
Did this on 6-4-18. The first half mile (started on North Rim) is very overgrown and trail is almost non existent. Good after
69 days ago
2.1 mi 3.3 km
Transept
Grand Canyon, AZ
2.1 mi 3.3 km Grand Canyon, AZ
All Clear
Update
Dry
63 days ago
12.9 mi 20.7 km
Cape Solitude Trail
Grand Canyon, AZ
12.9 mi 20.7 km Grand Canyon, AZ
Unknown
Update
4.3 mi 6.9 km
Cape Final
Grand Canyon, AZ
4.3 mi 6.9 km Grand Canyon, AZ
Unknown
Update
Shared by Megan W on Aug 18, 2015. All Page Views: 1,503. Last Month: 69.