Upper South Kaibab Trail

A great day hike is from the South Kaibab Trailhead (accessible only via the Kaibab Shuttle) to Cedar Ridge, a distance of 1.5 miles one-way. There are panoramic views of O'Neill Butte and the canyon as the trail comes out onto a ridge. Remember, the return hike is all uphill and much harder.

Rim Trail

Rim Trail

The Rim Trail follows the South Rim for nearly 13 miles from Hermits Rest to South Kaibab Trailhead. It is an excellent trail to start with as elevation changes are limited to 300 feet, and the Village, Hermit, and Kaibab Trail shuttles stop at all the major viewpoints along the trail. You can walk between shuttle stops and make the hike as long or short as you want. The section between Bright Angel Lodge and Yavapai Point is handicap-accessible. The Trail of Time encompasses the paved section of the Rim Trail between Verkamps Visitor Center and the Yavapai Point Geology Museum, a distance of 1.4 miles. One meter equals one million years, starting from the oldest rocks in the Grand Canyon at just under 1.9 billion years ago, to the present. Brass markers in the trail give the time, and there are exhibits with samples of all the major Grand Canyon rock layers along the way, as well as informative signs.


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