Kaibab National Forest
50 minutes south
The Kaibab National Forest (pronounced 'ki -"bab) surrounds one of the worlds top natural scenic wonders, the Grand Canyon. In its entirety the Kaibab National Forest encompasses almost 1.6 million acres and is a large national forest in Arizona. Easiest access to the north rim of the Grand Canyon and the north section of the Kaibab National Forest is from southern Utah communities such as Kanab.
Elevations in the Kaibab National Forest vary on from 5,500 feet (1,676 m) in the southwest corner to 10,418 feet. There are many animals in the Kaibab National Forest such as deer, elk, antelope, wild-turkey, coyote, mountain lion, bobcat and black bear. California condors, eagles and other large birds also roam through the national forest.
Trees and other foliage include the Douglas-fir, Engelmann spruce, aspen, ponderosa pine, blue spruce, oak, pinyon pine, bitter brush, Gambel oak, sagebrush, cliffrose and juniper.
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