Trip Planner:   USA  /  Arizona  /  Grand Canyon National Park  /  Trails  /  Rim Trail
Rim Trail, Grand Canyon National Park
(4.9/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
For a non-strenuous hike along the inner canyon coupled with unrestricted views of the spectacular gorge, try Rim Trail inside Grand Canyon National Park. The park, a World Heritage Site, has made hikes along this trail easier thanks to the well-managed, paved terrain. You can appreciate the remarkable views of the 1.6 km (1 mi) deep canyon cut by the Colorado River from any of the viewpoints along the trail. The full trail is 21 km (13 mi) trail, but if you get tired beforehand, there are shuttles that run from various points along the trail throughout the day. For a memorable end-of-day view, head to Hopi Point to watch the sunset. The park urges you to carry water at all times, and remember to wear good walking shoes. Add Rim Trail to your Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Grand Canyon National Park vacation route planner.
Create a full Grand Canyon National Park itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Grand Canyon National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Grand Canyon National Park by other users

31 days in United States BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM ANGOLA October, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM ANGOLA October, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 54 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM VIETNAM February, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM VIETNAM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, culture, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in West Coast, Grand Canyon National Park & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We walked just a couple of miles along the rim trail - but I wish that we'd had the time and energy to do much more! The views changed as the light changed and as we passed each 'bay' or 'promontory' ...  more »
  • We started at Bright Angel shortly after 9am and got to Hermit's Rest at 3pm. I believe that is about an eight mile walk, but not one that is 'as the crow flies', with plenty of awesome canyon views f...  more »
  • Easy walk, mostly paved along the rim. Beatiful views. We walked it in evening to Hopi point to see sunset and again the following morning at Mather point.