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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass
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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...more
Along the side road to Yaki Point, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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I did this hike over Thanksgiving and set off from the beginning of the trail as the sun was rising. There was still ice on the trail but conditions were good. The views are unparalleled and it was a once-in-a-lifetime hike for me. Highly recommend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank meganjanebursey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike more than met our expectations for views, ease of access and even privacy. By starting early - with the first bus of the morning, we felt as if we had nature and its ever changing spectacular views to ourselves. Even saw two condors...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked this trail after ranger´s recommendation for less crowds. Even the shuttle take you everywhere in this NP people prefer maybe easier trail. Here you need to be ready for a quick downhill but also steep uphill on the way back. During the hike...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Helia_linne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This trail was wonderful. I hiked it down to the bottom and there are scenic views around every corner. There is no water along the trail ever but I was all set with two nalgenes full. Absolutely amazing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank katier942
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading dozens of reviews here especially relative to Bright Angel, I went for it. Went down South Kaibab starting 7am, came up Bright Angel and was back at 2:30 so 7.5 hours. It was an incredible experience. Please note that I took ONE short...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank MIchaelL85
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Went down this trail and back up bright angel trail. This one is vastly superior for views and scenary. The bottom half of the trail is absolutely staggeringly beautiful. There is no water on this trail though and it is steep so very hard on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Asdrew1
Reviewed 7 December 2018

This was my favorite part of the Grand Canyon! We hiked down past Ooh Aah Point to Cedar Ridge. It was a pretty steep downhill but the views were absolutely amazing! In late November, there was a little ice at near the start of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank sporty1823
Reviewed 30 November 2018

The views are exceptional and the trail were very well managed. I would recommend this hike to anyone. Make sure you go all the way to the bottom. As well as go out to the view point at Indian Garden.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elizabeth I
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

This can be a challenging hike, especially if one is out of shape. However, even some physical preparation (stair workouts!!) will enable one to be enjoy hiking more than a few yards down the trail. To go even a half mile or so down is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank radishmom
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Went the week of Thanksgiving 2018, great hike! Started early and saw sunrise at Yaki point then walked a shortcut to get the this trail head. Went with our almost 8 year old, 11 and 12 year olds. Not a technically difficult hike and worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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14 October 2018|
Response from DanielPofMI | Reviewed this property |
Maybe a collapsible one might be best. Pick up your fishing permit at the General Store in Market Plaza in the village. Bright Angel Creek may yield some fish.
20 July 2018|
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Response from Cindi W | Reviewed this property |
Check what the weather should be. I hiked first week of April and it was warmer than I like. Mid 80's,no shade,no water available.Have to carry all your water 7 miles and 5000 ft elevation change. Do not attempt without... More
Saptaparni G
11 June 2018|
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Response from feetonthemove | Reviewed this property |
We left from the SK trailhead at 6:06 AM and arrived at oh ah point at 6:28. We were not walking fast,I'd estimate maybe 2mph. In regards to how long it takes to come back up: A good time of thumb to follow is it takes... More