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South Kaibab Trail

Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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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 hot and the trail offers no shade.
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Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
+1 928-638-7888
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We hiked the South Kaibab all the way down in one day. We started early - well before sunrise - so we beat the heat with no problems. This is important because the South Kaibab has no shade and no water. There is, however, and...More

1  Thank Jay_Kay_Donovan
Reviewed 5 days ago

good to take a hike with the guide that starts at 7am to Creek Point. I recommend later continue hiking to Skeleton Point. No water distributoors on the Trail - take at least 3l per head.

Thank AlexaKPL
Reviewed 6 days ago

We only hiked down to Ooh Aah point and backed up. There are some shades on the way but it would be better to hike early morning or later in the afternoon. It was very nice sitting at Ooh Aah point having snack while looking...More

Thank Helena N
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see Grand Canyon from the rim and you will be able to see it in all of its glory. But that's boring. Take one of the many trails from beginner to advance and see the canyon from a different perspective. A perspective that...More

Thank johncastillo72
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breathtaking views you can't get from the rim! My husband and I and our eight-year-old daughter took this trail down to Ooh Aah Point, the first marker. The path is fairly narrow at certain points and is a steep zig-zag down, which gets you deeper...More

Thank SkyRiderBR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After multiple recommendations to just get a helicopter ride of the Grand Canyon from Vegas, I instead decided to rent a car, drive part of the old Route 66 and tackle a solo hike from the South Rim. I chose the South Kaibab Trail because...More

2  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Grand Canyon as part of a fantastic self-drive trip to south Utah and chose this trail above the Bright Angel trail because it goes out on a ridge line thus giving views east and west. We took the excellent NPS advice about how...More

1  Thank Ian and Helen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked down to cedar ridge and back up (3 miles). We we're prepared, many weren't. There is NO shade on this trail and no water stations. Bring lots of water and some snacks. The views are amazing.

1  Thank briardragon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have huge respect for the Grand Canyon and for this trail, having hiking across it. Although this trail is the quickest way down to the bottom of the canyon, it is open and exposed with little shade and no water. Do it do this,...More

Thank Craig Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a ranger-led hike (early morning) that led us about 1/4 of the way down the canyon. She led us down to an incredible promontory, and we hiked ourselves back up. Overall the hike took between 3-4 hours. The first part of the hike...More

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Nichole P
8 May 2017|
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Response from Ann D | Reviewed this property |
You definitely could do the hike down and back. I'm alot older than you - and mother of 7, so don't hesitate to do this adventure. The Grand Canyon charges $30 at its entrance for the park fee - it is good for 7 days. The... More
sabina h
3 April 2017|
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Response from Dean L | Reviewed this property |
Unless you are an experienced and fit hiker accustomed to this terrain and changes in altitude you should NOT make the round trip to the bottom in one day. The only camping location is at Phantom Ranch (including the Bright... More
4 February 2017|
Response from JerryR10 | Reviewed this property |
My wife, our 14-1/2 year old son, and I hiked the South Kaibab and Bright Angel trails in early January. There was slick ice for the first 1/4 mile of each trail then and is likely true all of this month. We did not have... More