Walhalla Ruins, Grand Canyon North Rim

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Walhalla Ruins

A short walk and you arrive at authentic Indian ruins, with Grand Canyon vistas surrounding, a place not to miss on your visit to Walhalla Plateau on the North Rim.

  • Enjoy a scenic drive down Cape Royal Road to Walhalla Ruins
  • Before embarking on a short trail to the ruins, stop and admire the views at Walhalla Overlook
  • See farmland of ancient people as you view Unkar Delta
  • Discover more information by listening to a ranger talk at the overlook

What can I see and do at Walhalla Ruins?

  • Scenic Drive: Getting to the Walhalla Ruins is have the fun. You’ll be driving the scenic Cape Royal Road, passing a number of must-see views.
  • Views: From the Walhalla Overlook you will see a delta of the Colorado River, the Unkar Delta – farmland for the people who once lived in the canyon.
  • Ranger Talk: After hiking the short trail to the ruins, you can stop and enjoy a ranger talk held in the Walhalla Overlook parking lot. Discover how it was to survive in the canyon hundreds of years ago.

Where are the Walhalla Ruins?

Walhalla Ruins are a short walk from the Walhalla Overlook, a spot on the Walhalla Plateau on the North Rim of Grand Canyon. Take Highway 67, turning on the road towards Point Imperial. At the junction with Cape Royal Road, turn right onto Cape Royal Road and follow it almost to the end. Park at the Walhalla Overlook and walk to the site of the ruins.

When are the Walhalla Ruins open?

You can visit Walhalla Ruins any time the North Rim is open. This is between 15 May and 15 October. However, the area is open for day use only from 15 October until the first snow. When Highway 67 closes due to snow, it won’t open again until 15 May.

How much does it cost to visit the Walhalla Ruins?

It’s free to visit the Walhalla Ruins.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

When you have questions, you can call the Grand Canyon Visitor line at (928) 638-7888.