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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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Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did it begin of March so the path was still a bit icy and with snow. I took us 2 hours to go to Skeleton and 2 hours up. (wa are 50 years old and in good shape) Quite challenging but really Worth it....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nathalie0410
Reviewed 1 week ago

the park costs $35, if you plan on seeing at least 3 national parks, you can get the annual pass which gives you unlimited access to any national park all year long. we took the south kaibab trail. we walked from the visitor center to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank rld90
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people who take this trail just go part way down. Likely 600 to 1000 feet down ( the canyon is a mile deep ). The switchbacks at the top of the canyon wall were icy, snowy and muddy in spots in March so many...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've done a fair amount of hiking below the rim of the Grand Canyon and the best views by far are from the SKT. Beware of going too far unless your knees are in good shape. Its a long way back up......a vertical mile from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
2  Thank robertdU694HF
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
3  Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 31 January 2019

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
2  Thank jecquest
Reviewed 30 January 2019 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
5  Thank MandevilleDad
Reviewed 30 January 2019

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 26 January 2019

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
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Response from radishmom | Reviewed this property |
Not required. We found it a bonus to get the history, geology, and botany lecturettes as we went along. If you don’t opt for a guide, however, planning is very important for the reasons stated in a previous reply. Where the... More
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RickD803
14 October 2018|
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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.
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19 July 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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