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This 14-mile, easy to follow path (the only maintained trail into the Canyon from the North Rim,) takes you by soaring cottonwoods, roaring springs and scenic overlooks until it ends at the Bright Angel Campground.
North Kaibab Trailhead, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86022
I did the trail to bridge and turned around before the sun came out. Took me 70 minutes to get to bridge and an hour 40 for the climb up. The parking lot gets full quick, at 630am there were 5 spots left. Good vistas,...More
If you want to get out of your comfort zone and really experience the canyon keep reading. Few get to the north rim, but most (including myself 'til now) know there are shuttles from the south rim. Went with a crew of 5. Shuttled to...More
We hiked down the trail to the Supai tunnel. We had three kids with us. THe hike down took about an hour, on a wide but steep trail down into the Grand Canyon. The views were great! Standing in the shade of the tunnel was...More
It was amazing trip! The mules are very polite and brave, even during a strom they were walking without scary. The guide was very nice and helpful. Sightseeing from Mules back for sure it will be unforgettable experience! But for sure it is not for...More
This trail starts at the rim and ends at Bright Angel Campground. The complete hike can take up to 4 days. The views along Coconino Overlook (1.5 hours), Supai Tunnel (3 hours), and Ribbon Falls (2 days) are incredible. Take lots of water, salty high...More
We hiked down about .7 miles to the first observation overlook. It is beautiful along the trail and the view at the overlook. The trail was not busy. There were some mule droppings because the mule rides use the same trail. Remember that going back...More
We hiked down this trail as part of our rim to rim hike. The views on this trail were spectacular, including crossing a number of bridges and generally getting great views of the north side of the grand canyon. Obviously, this is a hike down...More
We hiked the trail down to Supai Tunnel. 3+ miles round trip. The return trip going back up out of the canyon was brutal. Get started early in the day to avoid the heat. The trail itself is not very scenic. It is hemmed in...More
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I've hiked from the North Rim to Phantom Ranch and Bright Angel Campground multiple times and your plan is solid. On one of my hikes I did stay at Cottonwood to be safe, but I found over the years doing the 14 miles isn't... More
I've hiked from the North Rim to Phantom Ranch and Bright Angel Campground multiple times and your plan is solid. On one of my hikes I did stay at Cottonwood to be safe, but I found over the years doing the 14 miles isn't as bad as it sounds provided you're going down. You don't have to start the hike before sunrise, but I would recommend starting as close to sunrise as possible. Some of the best sights are as you start the hike from the Rim down to about Roaring Springs. It's a beautiful canyon and you do want to experience it in the light. But once you get to Cottonwood the hike is relatively flat (by Grand Canyon standards.) I'd recommend having lunch at Rainbow Falls which is about a mile after Cottonwood. From that point on is actually a relatively leisurely hike (by Grand Canyon standards) down to the bottom, but there's a thing called the Box that you really don't want to hike through during mid-day sun. It's a very tight canyon, with very high black walls, that gets really hot during mid-day (120+), so actually planning on going through the Box later in the day is highly recommended by experienced Grand Canyon hikers.