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Address: Begins near the main Visitor Center complex, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Phone Number: +1 928-638-7888
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One of the two superhighways of the Grand Canyon, this well maintained and...

One of the two superhighways of the Grand Canyon, this well maintained and popular trail offers breathtaking vistas, some shaded areas, plus a number of rest stops that have drinking water.

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We hiked down to the Plateau Point and it was absolutely fabulous. The hike took us about 5 1/2 hours, 2 hours down, 1/2 break, and 3 hours up. The hike up the canyon was very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We hiked down to the Plateau Point and it was absolutely fabulous. The hike took us about 5 1/2 hours, 2 hours down, 1/2 break, and 3 hours up. The hike up the canyon was very tough, but totally worth it. The views were amazing, the paths well made, and the canyon overall clean. I would really advice someone who... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mildly strenuous hike due to the constant elevation incline/decline. We did the 6 mile round trip hike and it took about 2.5 hours with stopping for photos. The trail offers a beautiful view of the canyon, but is also a very populated trail. It is definitely good for photos but not for the person looking for a rambling scenic view... More 

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Indianola
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went up this trail on our way out of the canyon. We are a group of 5 active ladies, ages 53-66. Our day on this trail was sunny but cold. Great views. We left Phantom Ranch at 6:15 am and it was almost 5:30 when we got the lodge. We were pushing the last 2 miles to get out before... More 

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking down the trail and riding or hiking it are to different things. You have to go down to there to believe that "steep" and "drop-off" are two words that will take your ability to breath, Standing up top and looking down is nice. Go check it out? I "double-dog-dare" you!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hiked some of this trail but not as much as I would have liked due to limited time. It starts off really easy and then becomes a little more challenging, but there were people of all ages and experience enjoying this hike. The entire hike takes you close to the canyon floor I think, but even just 10-15 mins... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We climbed this trail from the Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the GC. 4000+ feet of ascent. Trail was well maintained, and not crowded at this time of year. Be sure to train in advance - its a tough climb!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This trail looked to be beautiful but we were not prepared to hike it. Next time we would like to try a half day hike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I hiked up on the Bright Angel a few weeks ago and it was an amazing experience! We had camped the previous night down at the Bright Angel campground after hiking down via South Kaibib trail the day prior, so we had full packs with a tent, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, food, water, and clothing. The weather... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trail has amazing views of the canyon, we hiked it back up after staying at the bottom of the canyon for 2 nights. It was very crowded near the top (about 3 miles from the top it starts to get packed) but that wasn't such an issue because the trail was very wide!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the opportunity to hike this trail part ways. It is 9 miles down with rest areas and will take you 2x as long hiking back up. You have to be in excellent shape to make the round trip and you will need time and provisions. Quite a feat if you do the entire trip.

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