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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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you’re going into the heart of the canyon, this is the best trail down. Very scenic, beautiful vistas, magnificent views not as contained as other areas. Lots of fun optional side trails as well. In bad weather there have been rock slides on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this backwards to the usual due to a large boulder that had to be jack hammered of the Kaibab trail. We went down Bright Angel and up the South Kaibab. It is steep but not really difficult in February. We had rain, ice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have hiked this ten times. Going down So. Kaibab and back up Bright Angel, is how most people hike the Canyon. NOT FOR BEGINNERS! Take enough water, food, rest. Don’t decode to break in your new hiking boots. Down is easy. It’s back up that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jecquest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are fairly experienced hikers (ie, hiked 12 miles in Sedona yesterday). However, we were not prepared for the ice. We saw a few brave people go without crampons, so we followed suit....bad idea!!! If you go this time of year, stop at the general...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank MandevilleDad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just got back from this hike down South kaibab and back up Bright Angel. I really wish we had two nights at Phantom Ranch. I was really sore from the down and legs would have loved a day off. First half mile to mile...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank melindajirwin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiked up South Kaibab Trail on January 21, 2019. Went to Phantom Ranch. Packed snow and ice was on the top 0.5 miles of the trail. Definitely need over-the-shoe traction (Yaktrax) and walking sticks. That was enough for me, and I did not slip. Was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank CraigH08
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I did this hike over Thanksgiving and set off from the beginning of the trail as the sun was rising. There was still ice on the trail but conditions were good. The views are unparalleled and it was a once-in-a-lifetime hike for me. Highly recommend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank meganjanebursey
Reviewed January 1, 2019

This hike more than met our expectations for views, ease of access and even privacy. By starting early - with the first bus of the morning, we felt as if we had nature and its ever changing spectacular views to ourselves. Even saw two condors...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sandra D
Reviewed December 30, 2018

We hiked this trail after ranger´s recommendation for less crowds. Even the shuttle take you everywhere in this NP people prefer maybe easier trail. Here you need to be ready for a quick downhill but also steep uphill on the way back. During the hike...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Helia_linne
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

This trail was wonderful. I hiked it down to the bottom and there are scenic views around every corner. There is no water along the trail ever but I was all set with two nalgenes full. Absolutely amazing.

Date of experience: December 2018
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October 13, 2018|
Response from DanielPofMI | Reviewed this property |
Maybe a collapsible one might be best. Pick up your fishing permit at the General Store in Market Plaza in the village. Bright Angel Creek may yield some fish.
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Cindi W | Reviewed this property |
Check what the weather should be. I hiked first week of April and it was warmer than I like. Mid 80's,no shade,no water available.Have to carry all your water 7 miles and 5000 ft elevation change. Do not attempt without... More
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June 11, 2018|
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Response from feetonthemove | Reviewed this property |
We left from the SK trailhead at 6:06 AM and arrived at oh ah point at 6:28. We were not walking fast,I'd estimate maybe 2mph. In regards to how long it takes to come back up: A good time of thumb to follow is it takes... More