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South Kaibab Trail

S. Kaibab Trail S. Kaibab Trail Photo by Grand Canyon NPS via Flickr

This particular trail is specifically designed for hiking through the National Park of the Grand Canyon which is located within Arizona. By following this trail, visitors can enjoy a 360-degree view of the canyon.

Since the ridge follows straight through Skeleton Point, hikers are afforded a stunning view by this superhighway into the canyon. Lauded by some as the best way to go into the canyon, the South Kaibab Trail starts along the south rim of the Grand Canyon and then directly routes towards the Colorado River. The trailhead is located near Yaki Point Road that simply cannot be accessed by private motor vehicles but may be accessed via the Arizona Trail and the Rim Trail.

The principal sights are found throughout the South Kaibab Trail. This is a major element found within the Arizona Trail system, crossing through the states of Mexico and Utah, are the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. It is categorized by the National Park of the Grand Canyon as a corridor trail and through permission from the National Park of the Grand Canyon Backcountry Information Center, hikers may set up camp at Bright Angel Campground. Hikers may access a rest point and toilet facilities at the Cedar Ranch while engaging in the switchbacks, climbs and descents of the South Kaibab Trail.

While hiking, remaining hydrated is important. You will not be available to find any available water throughout the South Kaibab Trail but you can get some from the Colorado River that is located on the north side or from within the campgrounds at Phantom Ranch as well as Bright Angel. Make sure that you enjoy the scenery while you are there, because many tourists have commented in the past that the scenery alone is worth the trip out there.


Location/Map:  S Kaibab Trailhead Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
Phone: (888) 297-2757
Website: Plan Your Visit to S Kaibab Trail