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North Kaibab is similar but different from South Kaibab. It is certainly greener and colder from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Torfeh K
Vancouver, Canada
Go early

I did the trail to bridge and turned around before the sun came out. Took me 70 minutes to get to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

North Kaibab is similar but different from South Kaibab. It is certainly greener and colder from South Kaibab. If you are camping at trail head go prepared with jackets and warm cloths for the night.

Thank Torfeh K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank joneo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Stephan T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Monika U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank SDR007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Lakesrivers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Amazing nature experience. Hard trip down, but with unforgettable views and sharp rocks, path scaved on walls, wind e pure air

Thank LRVerane
Reviewed July 27, 2018

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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My husband and I are planning a hike from North Rim to South, staying at Bright Angel campground at the bottom. We will do this in late Sept or early Oct next year. We are hikers and are in decent shape, but the 14 mile trip down seems daunting. Everything I read says you should take 2 days and stop at Cottonwood, but that means packing more food and tent, sleeping bag, pads. (Our plan was to use the duffel service at the South Rim so those items would be waiting for us at Phantom when we get to the bottom. That's why we were originally not stopping at CTW.) However, if we'd have to leave before dawn and possibly get there after sunset, we might even miss the best views! I'm torn. We have done the South Kaibab/Bright Angel twice now, so it's not like we don't understand the terrain. Grateful for any suggestions!
October 20, 2016|
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Response from RB_Advisor | Reviewed this property |
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