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Click the map to view a full sized map showing the area where 77% of back country use occurs. It is provided to show use area boundaries and designated campsites only.
Maps for planning or route-finding use are available for purchase from the Grand Canyon Association either online or at a one of their bookstores in the park.
Use Area Name
|AH9||Vishnu||Wild||At Large Camping|
|AJ9||Cheyava||Wild||At Large Camping|
|AK9||Clear Creek||Threshold||At Large Camping|
|AL9||Greenland Springs||Wild||At Large Camping|
|AP9||Phantom Creek||Wild||At Large Camping|
|AQ9||Trinity Creek||Wild||At Large Camping|
|AR9||Scorpion Ridge||Wild||At Large Camping|
|BE9||Hance Creek||Primitive||At Large Camping|
|BF5||Horseshoe Mesa||Threshold||Designated Sites|
|BG9||Cottonwood Creek||Primitive||At Large Camping|
|BH9||Grapevine||Primitive||At Large Camping|
|BJ9||Cremation||Primitive||At Large Camping|
|BL4||Horn Creek||Threshold||Designated Sites|
|BL5||Salt Creek||Threshold||Designated Sites|
|BL6||Cedar Spring||Threshold||Designated Sites|
|BL7||Monument Creek||Threshold||Designated Sites|
|BL8||Granite Rapids||Threshold||Designated Sites|
|BM7||Hermit Creek||Threshold||Designated Sites|
|BM8||Hermit Rapids||Threshold||Designated Sites|
|BN9||Boucher||Primitive||At Large Camping|
|NA0||Walhalla Plateau||Primitive||At Large Camping|
|NB9||Thompson Canyon||Wild||At Large Camping|
|NC9||Ken Patrick||Primitive||At Large Camping|
|ND9||Robbers Roost||Primitive||At Large Camping|
|NF9||Widforss||Threshold||At Large Camping|
|NG9||Outlet||Primitive||At Large Camping|
|NH1||Point Sublime||Threshold||Designated Sites|
|NJO||Swamp Ridge||Primitive||At Large Camping|
|SC9||Eremita Mesa||Threshold||At Large Camping|
Recommended for hikers without previous experience at Grand Canyon. Maintained trails. Purified water stations. Paved roads to trail heads. Toilets, signs, emergency phones, and ranger stations. Use of private livestock (horses and mules only) allowed only when specified on permit.
Recommended for experienced Grand Canyon hikers. Non-maintained trails. Scarce water sources. Dirt roads to trail heads. Pit toilets. Use of private livestock (horses and mules only) allowed with permit only on Whitmore Trail and on designated roads and trails on the rim.
Recommended for highly experienced Grand Canyon hikers with proven route-finding ability. Non-maintained trails and routes. 4-wheel-drive roads to trail heads. Occasional signs. No other developments. Use of private livestock (horses and mules only) allowed with permit only on the Ken Patrick Trail to Uncle Jim Trail to Uncle Jim Point and on designated roads on the rim.
Recommended for highly experienced Grand Canyon hikers with extensive route finding ability. Indistinct to non-existent routes require advanced route finding ability. Water sources scarce to non-existent. No other development. Use of private livestock is not allowed.
** Primitive and Wild Zones are not recommended for use during summer months due to extreme high temperatures and the lack of reliable water sources.