Palm Canyon

An area of rugged beauty. Palm Canyon may be the only place in Arizona where native palm trees and California Fan Palms can be found.


Length: 0.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Along U.S. Highway 95 in Kofa NWR, at mile 85 northeast of Yuma.

State(s): Arizona
Counties: Yuma
Longitude: -114.10627
Latitude: 33.36038

Driving Directions

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The Palm Canyon Trail is a moderately easy, half-mile trail that winds up toward the base of the canyon. This trail leads to a small sign on a slightly elevated area near the middle of the canyon. By looking upward in the narrow, north trending side canyon, you will see the palms clearly. For a short time, at mid-day, the trees are well lighted for pictures. Otherwise, the trees are shaded. Beyond the trail, there is the prospect of hiking further up into the canyon. This hike is much steeper and without a defined trail, but allows for up-close examination of the magnificent palms!

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Crushed Rock
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Average Grade: 12%
Maximum Grade: 25%
Elevation Low Point: 2,120
Elevation High Point: 2,440
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Brochure: UFWS Palm Canyon Trail Fact Sheet
Website: American Trails Featured NRT

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Susanna Henry
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
9300 E. 28th St.
Yuma, AZ 85365
(928) 783-7861
[email protected]




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