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 Grand Canyon National Park and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Make sure you have good hiking shoes with traction devices and poles, especially in winter. When going up, take your time, breathe and admire the scenery. It is around 3 hour hike going back up but...  more »
  • Busy but not over crowded at least in December. Trail was well graded and designed for mules so good footing. Some with vertigo had issues with steep drop offs but overall an easy hike down to Ooh.....  more »
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