Spencer Trail to The Steps is a 5.16 mile one way hike with 1,537 feet elevation gain. Located 64 miles north-northeast of Grand Canyon Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
Overview: Widely regarded as the toughest trail in Glen Canyon Recreation Area, The Steps trail descends from the rim down to the Colorado River across from Lee's Ferry. This route involves serious route-finding across broken terrain and sand hills. This trail is extremely strenuous and exposed, and should only be attempted by very experienced hikers. The Steps has some very serious (~1200') exposure. The Park Service does not promote or even acknowledge the existence of this route.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.