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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  • This is an absolutely stunning trail. My husband & I are both very athletic, but I just had a baby & wasn’t in as great of shape. We went about 30 mins past Cedar Ridge and was surprised how difficult...  more »
  • I consider myself not in the best shape, a bit older (60 years) and definitely afraid of heights. But I (hubby and good friend) sucked it up and walked down to OhhhAhhh Point. It took about an hour to...  more »
  • We covered this magnificent journey to the second point also has a toilet. Nice, easy and popular hike that can be done in a couple of hours from next to the Yaki Point. Mind you, unlike Alpine tours in the territories, before the descent and then the climb, what should not be underestimated, especially if you want to continue past the Cedar Ridge.
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