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Review of South Kaibab Trail

South Kaibab Trail
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Owner description: 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 hot and the trail offers no shade.
Beaumont, Texas
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful views!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Hiked this trail down to Phantam Ranch on 10/31 and saw spectacular scenery. Although there was alot of smoke in the canyon from controlled burns, there were still tremendous views offered by the canyon. This trail is a little steeper than Bright Angel but was still fairly easy to hike down. We trained for many months before this trip and still had a hard time on the climb back up, so know your limits.

Visited October 2012
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Oklahoma City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Watch your step, or leave the driving to us!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

This trail is steaper and shorter than Bright Angel Trail. It is also
located at a shuttle stop,not in the immediate Rim lodge/gift shop
area. The views are breathtaking, but I'll stay with the mules--and leave the driving to them. (As the wranglers say--the dudes can look, the mules have seen the views before, so the mules will watch the trails--just leave the driving to the wranglers and the mules and enjoy the spectacular views!

Visited November 2012
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Syracuse, New York
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We took the mule ride down to phantom ranch and rode the South Kaibab trail back to the top. You get a completely different perspective on this trail. It is steeper with fewer places to stop - less water.

Visited September 2012
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Rugged downhill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

It was tough due to the mule traffic. The route was torn up but I believe it has been repaired. Great views. Downside is no water source

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best views in the canyon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

Constructed by the NPS to take advantage of the views, this is a spectacular trail. If you have limited time, hike down to Cedar Ridge (1.5 miles each way). Carry water and snacks. The trail is steep but well maintained.

Visited October 2012
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