Along the southern route to the Grand Canyon, a large formation towers above the plateau. Protected by a harder volcanic capstone, the softer layers of stone evaded the forces of erosion that removed the surrounding rock. Alone, it remains a prominent landmark all have to pass, but little give more than passing thoughts to.
This, is an error; as this unique feature’s existence gives a unique experience for those who venture to the top. With a large space on top, there is plenty of room to move around, and 360 degrees of view of the surrounding area. From the San Francisco Peaks to the south, Mt. Trumbull to the west, and even the upper layers of the Grand Canyon’s North Rim.
While this isn’t a short stop for a hike on the way into the Canyon, it would make quite the exit for those who don’t have time to stay in the Canyon proper for sunset, getting on the road, and still catching spectacular views.
Or for those wanting sunrise, or playing the sunset a little differently, there are a myriad of dispersed camping sites nearby in the National Forest.
There are two trails to the top, one from the south side, and the other from the north.
The south side is an easier to find trail head, located here.
While the north side offers a shorter hike, while a longer, steeper, and slightly rougher road: here.
Both roads, and the trails are managed by the Kaibab National Forest, trail conditions are rather invariable, but the road may be a little dicey after a heavy rain storm.
Always check conditions before committing to plans, you can always find out more here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab