Photo highlights: Fall descends on Grand Canyon's North Rim

High grasses and changing foliage provide the perfect setting for fall drives, hikes or mountain bike rides. Photo/Doug Wells

High grasses and changing foliage provide the perfect setting for fall drives, hikes or mountain bike rides. Photo/Doug Wells

GRAND CANYON - NORTH RIM, Ariz. - Fall colors are always beautiful on the North Kaibab ranger district. The mixture of firs, pines, aspens, oaks, and shrubs provide a kaleidoscope of yellow, red, and green foliage for visitors to experience. These photos of Marble Point were taken the first weekend in October. Visitors may also see trophy mule deer, turkeys, bears, buffalo, bobcats and foxes in this wildlife mecca.

The fall colors provide outstanding views from Marble Point. Eddie Sanchez and Dennis Wells stand by a Bristol Cone Pine at Marble Point on the north rim of Kaibab National Forest. The point provides a 180-degree view of the vast area looking east and south from the rim, including Marble Canyon, Navajo Mountain, Utah and New Mexico mountains proud hunter Dennis Wells and his brother Doug pose for a photo of a large gobbler wild turkey tagged by Dennis during a recent North Kaibab turkey hunt near the North Rim. The bird weighed in at 17 pounds and was the largest bird taken by the group of hunters. Looking down from a camp in the Kaibab National Forest. High grasses and changing foliage provide the perfect setting for fall drives, hikes or mountain bike rides. Photo/Doug Wells and Katherine Locke

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