South Kaibab Trail

Why do I like this trail? It’s quicker and less crowded than Bright Angel. A faster trip down to the river, South Kaibab, which begins off Yaki Point Road, is 4.5 miles east of Grand Canyon Village. It’s also steeper and less shady than its companion corridor trial, the Bright Angel. So bring sunscreen, plenty of water, and have good knees. Because it follows the ridge lines, South Kaibab also offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the Park. If you’re using it for a day hike, be warned to turn around at Cedar Ridge. Owing to its steep grade and lack of shade and water, South Kaibab can be dangerous for the less seasoned.