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Tonto Trail

South Rim, at Red Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-7888
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A memorable 1st backpack trip

I went in 1987. Down Hermits rest to a wonderful Creek and small water fall. Down to monument... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark L
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Best day hike!

We have 4 kids (ages 11-17) and this was a great hike for us! We only saw 3 other people on the... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
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South Rim, at Red Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-7888
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went in 1987. Down Hermits rest to a wonderful Creek and small water fall. Down to monument canyon to the river. Then out Bright Angel . It was August. We did some of it at night. Clear skies,no lights needed. So remote and beautiful....More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We have 4 kids (ages 11-17) and this was a great hike for us! We only saw 3 other people on the Tonto Trail, and it was breathtakingly beautiful! After a TON on online research we mapped out the following plan... We began our hike...More

3  Thank SeenManyThings
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is a underused and awesome trail. Not well known and barely any info can be found online from .gov websites. Go to the USDA forest service website for info. Be careful not to draw water from the unmarked radioactive stream. Named one of the...More

1  Thank greenluck007
Reviewed 4 May 2017

In April we went down Bright Angel Trail until Indian Garden and took then the Tonto Trail East to South Kaibab Trail, where we went up. The Tonto Trail goes inside the canyon with some nice views but nothing really special. It is 5.4 km...More

Thank Dietamr R
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We took the hike down Bright Angel and instead of the river we went for Tonto. Tonto East to be exact. After we passed the Indian Garden/Springs that was prob the last time we had a chance to fill water before the long journey through...More

1  Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We (my wife, 11yo son and I) came down South Kaibab and caught the Tonto trail at Tipoff on our way over to Bright Angel. While Tonto doesn't cut much distance (compared to going all the way to the Colorado) it does eliminate a lot...More

4  Thank getteedoff
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We did Tonto Trail in between South Kaibab and Bright Angel trails and loved it. The views are completely different, but made for a long 14 mile hike. Started early at 8am hiking down South Kaibab Trail, then took Tonto trail as a connector trial...More

4  Thank TennisPlayer15
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We run/hike part of from Bass Trail to South Kaibab Trail. This is really wild part of Grand canyon. Few notes: - you need high clearance vehicle to get to Bass TH and you should pay to Supai Tribe; - the best time to hike...More

1  Thank mvkazit
Reviewed 8 May 2015

We have hiked the Tonto trail section below Horseshoe Mesa twice in April and loved it both times! It is full of blooming cacti, yucca, globemallow, and views of the Grand Canyon (of course). Hike back up Cottonwood Canyon in spring, where there is running...More

1  Thank Rosemary G
Reviewed 29 May 2013 via mobile

This was a tough one. We hiked the West Tonto during our 2day 26mile Hermit-Tonto-Bright Angel Loop. We started a little late maybe that was the reason why it got a little painful and hard to get to the Salt Creek Campground for overnight. We...More

2  Thank KKBuddy
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