The South Kaibab Trail is a 7.1 mile-long trail in Grand Canyon National Park, and is one of only three maintained trails within the park. The trail is infamous for its steep grade to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, offering both a quick route down to the Colorado River, and an exhausting but shorter alternative back up to the South Rim to its counterpart, the Bright Angel Trail.
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park protects one of the world’s natural wonders of the world where the Colorado River cuts through the Kaibab Plateau. While the park only maintains three hiking trails within the park, many more can be found throughout the Grand Canyon. The maintained trails include the Bright Angel Trail, the South Kaibab Trail, and the North Kaibab Trail. In addition, the Arizona Trail, an 800-mile National Scenic Trail, uses both the South and North Kaibab Trail to traverse through its journey from Mexico to Utah. While hiking through the trails, an extensive geology lesson awaits anyone open enough to learning. The trails are nothing short of astonishing and always worth a visit!
Must Do Hikes
Easy: Rim Trail
Moderate: Bright Angel Trail to first checkpoint
Strenuous: North Kaibab Trail