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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 trailhead and back and the hike itself will take several hours. As an alternative you can get fabulous views and easy walks elsewhere along the rim. The visitor center at the rim has an amazing overlook and from there you can catch a shuttle bus to the GC village with museums, gift shops and restaurants directly on the rim. From there you can catch an additional shuttle bus along the western rim with stops at about a dozen overlooks. Then catch the shuttle back to the visitor center where you parked. It should not be crowded that time of year.
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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
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 dormatory cabin. The South Kaibab and the Bright Angel are the two recommended trails. We hiked down the Kaibab and back up the Bright Angel. There is no water on the South Kaibab but is on the Bright Angel. Pack your water accordingly.
We stayed at the Bright Angel Lodge at the South Rim the evening before we hiked. Start early around 6:00 am to avoid the heat of the day.
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
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 valley and very closed in lots of the time.