The Nankoweap Granaries are an awesome side hike in the Upper section of the Grand Canyon. If you’re on one of our Full Canyon or Hike-Out trips, you might stop at this amazing spot. The ancestral Puebloean granaries once provided food storage far above the river’s edge. The Anasazi people lived in the Grand Canyon until around the year 1200 then abruptly left.
On your trip, you might stop by and do the beautiful side hike up to the granaries. It is a decent incline up to the granaries but oh boy is it worth it. Once you’re up to the top you’ll also be afforded one of the most amazing views of the Colorado River in the entire Grand Canyon. (So beautiful that is is also the same view seen in our very own Grand Canyon Whitewater logo!)
So if you’re lucky enough to stop at the magical spot, make sure to strap your hiking shoes on and walk to the granaries; you won’t be disappointed!