The Nankoweap Trail is a hiking trail on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, located in the U.S. state of Arizona.
The Nankoweap trail descends 6,040 feet in 14 miles from the Saddle Mountain trailhead to Nankoweap Creek and on to the Colorado River. It is considered to be the hardest of the trails into the Canyon. You have to carry and cache water as there is none in the 11 miles between the trailhead and Nankoweap Creek.
"The Scary Part" is a section that is 6 inches wide under a sheer cliff with a couple of hundred foot drop punishing the slightest misstep. Getting across "The Scary Part" with a full pack is a serious challenge.