South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

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Reward yourself with some of the best views Grand Canyon National Park has to offer by hiking South Kaibab Trail. From the trailhead near Yaki Point to the end of the trail at the Bright Angel Campground, the trail is 11.4 km (7.1 mi) long. With the elevation change of 1,460 m (4,780 ft), the trail is pretty steep and hiking its entirety is generally recommended only to seasoned hikers. Those who go the distance will be rewarded with breathtaking, 360-degree views of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon. The trail has little shade and no access to water until you reach the Bright Angel Campground, so dehydration is a serious hazard. It's absolutely essential to bring enough water as well as water purification tablets, because even the water at the camp is not always drinkable. Our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner makes visiting South Kaibab Trail and other Grand Canyon National Park attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Very scenic down to Ooh Aah Point which is as far as I hiked. The trail is broad enough for easy passing of slower hikers or people stopping to take photos. Loose sand makes the footing a little dicey...  more »
  • The Grand Canyon is in front of you and you can't stop the fun. It was not an exaggeration to say that life is the best moment.
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  • Took the bus from Yavapai lodge at 4:4am to get to trailhead by 5:15 am to start our trek down south Kaibob. BRING hiking poles!! They are such a great help! And if you don’t like them you can fold th...  more »
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