Triple Alcoves Trail #27

Area Status: Open
Triple Alcoves

Triple Alcoves is a Wilderness trail. This scenic trail is located within the Saddle Mountain Wilderness on the North Kaibab Ranger District. An easy walk through a pinyon-juniper woodland brings the hiker abruptly to the rim of Marble Canyon.

The breathtaking scene from the edge of the canyon includes broad views of Marble Canyon, the Triple Alcoves and President Harding Rapids of the Colorado River, which are all within the Grand Canyon National Park. By looking to the east, you will also view the vast expanse of the Navajo Nation.

Triple Alcoves Trail - Recreation Opportunity Guide & Map

At a Glance

Best Season: Late Spring to Early Winter.
Water: None. Bring everything that you will need.
Restroom: None.

General Information


From the Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center go east on US 89A, a paved road, for about 20 miles to FR 8910 (House Rock Wildlife Area). Turn right and go 23.5 miles to where FR 8910 forks and take the right fork. Go another 7 miles to the trailhead. FR 8910 is suitable for passenger cars.

No motorized or mechanized vehicles or equipment may be operated in Saddle Mountain Wilderness.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
0.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
6560 ft.