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One of the two superhighways into the Canyon, the other being the Bright Angel Trail, this path runs along a ridge offering stunning views. During the summer, visitors are advised to bring at least two quarts of water along because it can get very...more
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Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A must do if you hike, and even if you don't hike, a short hike from the top will be very rewarding. One of my all time favorite hikes, and I've hiked a lot.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kay64
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked to skeleton point on an unseasonably cool day in early October. Leaving at about 8am allowed us to park on the main road about half a mile up from the trail head. There was no parking allowed at the trail but that may...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank nycamy2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked the South Kaibab trail down to Ooh Aah point (about 90 minutes - 2 hour round trip). It is a little slippery in places, and sometimes reasonably narrow, but never felt unsafe (as a pretty amateur hiker). Going down is ok, up is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the quieter (but not quiet!) Of the two trails, and, I consider, the more attractive one. Good views and turnaround points at Ooh Ah point, Cedar Ridge and Skelton Point. Mule trains come UP this trail but not down. Best to do it...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SandyChurchStretton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tough hike down and back up, but some of the views were spectacular. After this hike, you'll feel accomplished.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank George J
Reviewed 15 September 2019

We took this route on the last day of our trip. We drove along the rim road to the point.. A tower here is the highlight of the route, with a few story hike to the top of the tower. The views are magnificent !...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank carter9935
Reviewed 11 September 2019

I hiked down the South Kaibab trail and up the Bright Angel trail in early September. The trail is very well maintained clearly marked throughout, and the footing is good but steep at times. The views are absolutely stunning. It's a tough hike to do...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 3192oliver
Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

We hiked down to the Cedar Ridge point (3 miles return) and it was a wonderful walk! I preferred it to the 3 mile Bright Angel Trail. There were so many amazing views and at the ridge point lovely 360 degree views. There is a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Akkapo
Reviewed 8 September 2019

We hiked from the trailhead down to Skeleton Point and then back up--about 6 miles round trip. Even though we started at 6:30 am, it got really hot on the way back up. We are a fit family but all of us found it to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 7 September 2019

Absolutely beautiful!!! 8 of us hiked the South to North Rim on August 30, starting on the South Kaibab Trail. The views along the trail are breathtaking! We took a short detour to see the Ribbon Falls and it was worth it. Saw a yellow...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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NorthStar04451309905
29 September 2019|
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Response from Andy018 | Reviewed this property |
It may be difficult to fit in that hike on a day trip if you want to do other things as well, and coming back uphill could be difficult at that altitude depending on your condition. You need to catch a shuttle to the... More
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Bonnie B
23 September 2019|
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Response from Traveling007Texan | Reviewed this property |
We did not sign up for a tour. It is easy to find the trail head and hike down on your own. However, if you want to stay at the Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Canyon, you need to reserve a cabin or a bunk in the... More
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Timsusan28
28 August 2019|
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Response from bunzai | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just got the notification. Depending on what kind of views. South Kaibab has lots of wide open views stretching for miles. Bright Angel has lots of amazing views, but of the cliff formations as you are in an old fault... More
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