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Walk this easy trail near the Emeral,Pools. You can see wildlife and plants like the prickly peat cactus. We saw mule deer eating along the river in the trees. Nature at its best, not to forget the fab rock formations all around .
Unfortunately when we visited in early October the mid and upper pools were closed so we could only do the lower pool. It is a nice little stroll on a paved path to the lower pool but it isn’t super impressive. It’s definitely pretty but...More
We did this hike to the lower falls. Other trails were closed due to rock falls. It was a little difficult for me because I have RA. There were rocks to sit on so that helped. I saw lots of people with walking sticks and...More
We walked to Lower Emerald Pool in early October expecting to find a beautiful emerald pool, but it was more of a brown-ish pool with some water falling off the rocks. Not much of a waterfall. We couldn't go any further because of rockslides from...More
Only the Lower Emerald Pool can be reached at this time due to a landslide in July. It’s a short hike at 1.2 miles round trip from the lodge (shuttle stop #5). Relatively easy. Saw all ages, shapes, and sizes on this hike. You can...More
We hiked to the Emerald Pools today and it was worth the hike. The views were amazing on the trails, we enjoyed every step. It wasn’t a bad hike my 3 year old grandson loved the hike as well. I recommend taking the hike if...More
This hike is moderate with some areas with a moderate elevation climb. A few areas with narrow space from the steep slope area. Take it slow, not accessible for wheelchairs. The dirt path is narrow in some places but not a strenuous hike. At the...More
I had heard wonderful things about the emerald pools trail. The trail to the lower pool was fun with wildlife and lots of shade. The pool itself was a little less beautiful than pictured. The light water falls off the red rocks behind the pool...More
Response from travelerscal | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need a guide for these hikes. (I don't know about The subway). For Narrows you might need some equipment that you can rent near the entrance to the Park. Emerald Pools is an easy hike if you start from the... More
No, you don't need a guide for these hikes. (I don't know about The subway). For Narrows you might need some equipment that you can rent near the entrance to the Park. Emerald Pools is an easy hike if you start from the Lodge and finish in Grotto.
Response from nancym290 | Reviewed this property |
I think it will depend on your ability and determination. I am 61 and have a bad knee but I am in good shape otherwise. I took lots of breaks and my daughter helped me down the steeper parts of the upper pool trail (going... More
I think it will depend on your ability and determination. I am 61 and have a bad knee but I am in good shape otherwise. I took lots of breaks and my daughter helped me down the steeper parts of the upper pool trail (going down is harder on my knee). The lower pool is relatively easy. The upper pool is considered moderate and you will have to climb over rocks. It was doable and well worth it -- the upper pool is breathtaking.
We went from the Lodge to the lower pool then through the middle pool to the upper level. Coming back we went to the right to Kayenta Trail (very easy and view of the valley is unbelievable). We made a mistake and took the first right (marked to the Grotto); that trail was a bit steep. I think if we went lower and took the second right (to Grotto) the trail would have been easier. But ask a ranger at the Visitor's Center; they are very helpful.
This hike was one of our highlight so I would say try it and you could always turn back.