Self-Guided Trails

Sandal Trail
View from the Sandal Trail (Betatakin Overlook).

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Three (3) self-guided trails are located behind the visitor center building. All self-guided trails are open from sunrise to sunset and are open year-round.

Take caution during the winter season as trails could be inaccessible or hazardous due to snow and ice.

Sandal Trail

This 1 mile roundtrip paved trail leads to an overlook where the Betatakin site can be seen. This is the only point in the park where the cliff dwelling village can be viewed other than on the guided tours.

Aspen Trail

A 0.8 mile roundtrip trail to a view of a Quaking Aspen and Douglas Fir relict forest. This trail is unpaved and strenuous with an elevation loss of up to 300 feet. Cliff dwellings cannot be seen from here.

Canyon View Trail

This 0.8 mile roundtrip nature trail begins at the visitor center and ends at the park's historic ranger station. This trail connects the visitor center to the Canyon View campground. Cliff dwellings cannot be seen from here.

Last updated: August 4, 2023

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