This trail drops about 300 feet from the top of Betatakin Canyon revealing views to the surprising aspen and fir forest below. There are no views of the ruins from this trail. The trail ends at a lookout point where the original trail that once continued further down into the canyon has been permanently closed due to a rock slide.
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.
To hike Take U.S. Highway 160, 52 miles northeast of Tuba City or 19 miles southeast of Kayenta. Turn north onto a Arizona State Route 564, and proceed 9 miles to the visitor center where the trail begins.