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Address: 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...

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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start early to do a day walk to Skeleton point and beat the crowds

take the orange shuttle bus from the visitor centre ti the South Kaibab Trail head busstop. in the middle of October we started at aprx 10 in the morning, still fresh on the... read more

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

take the orange shuttle bus from the visitor centre ti the South Kaibab Trail head busstop. in the middle of October we started at aprx 10 in the morning, still fresh on the ridge, Not many people around the first few hours all downhill zigzag , with fabulous views, first stop for most is O Aah point, a small ridge... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hiked down Bright Angel Trail to Phantom Ranch (9.5 miles) stayed over night and then hiked up the South Kaibab Trail (7.5 miles). I would recommend doing this in the winter months as there are about a tenth of the amount of people as the summer months (I did look this stat up). Still beautiful and weather is nice... More 

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fine route for trekkers. Don't even think about it if you are wearing running shoes and everyday clothing - you won't get far. Only issue was it was extremely muddy, even for someone from northern UK, due to the mules breaking up the damp path. The Parks wisely counsel not to go to the base of the Canyon and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to the bottom a couple of times. I would recommend, as do most, to take South Kaibab down and Bright Angel back up. The two trails really are quite different, and I feel it's important to experience them both. This trail has a couple of good turn around points for day hikes as well. Be sure to bring... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well marked and fairly easy trail for anyone with the ability to climb 6 flights of stairs consecutively. Great views and numerous photo opportunities within a 30 minute hike into the canyon.

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New Albany, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't want to go. Arrived with seemingly terrible conditions - sub-zero temperatures and two feet of snow on trail - but beautiful sunrise over the snow covered canyon and almost no people and no mules. With crampons (from park store) and wearing plenty of layers a leisurely hike down the trail to Skelton Point (about 1/2 way to bottom)... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiking the South Kaibab Trail to the Ooh Aah Point is doable for families and persons who are reasonable fit. We, a family with kids aged 11 and 9, hiked down to Ooh Aah Point a sunny afternoon in October. It took us about 30 minutes to walk down and 45 minutes to walk up again. Plus the time spent... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went during offseason and with the temperature being lower it was easier but it is still a tough climb. I went down past Skeleton Point and back up in about 5 hours and you find out that the altitude does catch up with you. I work out every day but I was tired when reaching the top. It is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are in early 40's and did this trail down to Cedar Ridge. The top of the trail was icy and the middle was very muddy due to snow melting. It was breathtaking in more than one way. The views are beyond compare. My wife doesn't like heights and there were places she hugged the wall but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I hiked down the South Kaibab Trail, and came up bright angel in one day. The trails, particularly the small ones crossing the main ones, are not very well indicated in the park. We had a bit of trouble finding the end of the bright angel trail at the floor of the canyon. It would be helpful... More 

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