Thunder River Trail
|Thunder River Trail|
|Length||17.7 mi (28.5 km)|
|Location||Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, United States|
Indian Hollow, Grand Canyon North Rim
|Elevation change||4,400 ft (1,300 m)|
|Highest point||North Rim, 6,400 ft (2,000 m)|
|Lowest point||Colorado River, 2,000 ft (610 m)|
|Season||Early Spring to
|Length (mi)||Elv (ft)||Location||Connecting trails||Water|
|7||5350||Trail Junction||Bill Hall Trail||Seasonal|
|14||3650||Trail Junction||Deer Creek Trail||Seasonal|
|17||2000||Colorado River||Colorado River Trail||Perennial|
The upper portions of the trail were originally built in 1876 when rumors of placer gold led speculators to need a way into the area. Further trail work was performed beginning in 1925 under the US Forest Service and continued under the National Park Service with the final sections to Tapeats Creek completed in 1939. The trail was closed to all motorized vehicles effective July 1, 1962 due to safety concerns for both vehicle riders and hikers.
- Roos, Constance (2012). The Grand Canyon: with Bryce and Zion Canyons in America's South West. Cicerone Press Limited. ISBN 9781849656580.
- "THUNDER RIVER TRAIL". asu.edu. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
- "Thunder River Trail Limited". Arizona Daily Sun. Flagstaff. May 26, 1962. Retrieved 1 May 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
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