Dog Saddle

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Ever wonder where roads get their names? Typically dogs don't wear saddles. Dog Saddle runs from Dog Point in the north to the Saddle Mountain Trailhead in the south. There's a small campsite with a view from the spur at the trail's northern end. Aspen trees along the roadside dominate the middle of the trail. In the Fall, they turn yellow, giving the road the illusion of being a golden tunnel. The road runs ramrod straight along the border of the Grand Canyon National Park. At the southern end of the road lies the Saddle Mountain Trailhead, a hike through the Saddle Mountain Wilderness to connect with the Nankoweap Trail into the Grand Canyon. There are a few small campsites at the trailhead with good canyon views.