Trail Length

18 miles / 29 kilometres

Route Type


Elevation Gain

5,000 feet / 1524 metres

Estimated Time

8 hours

Description and Tips

Steep going down on South Kaibab about 7 miles down. Several restrooms going down, but no water so take lots. Rest at Phantom Ranch. It’s 10 miles back up, with restrooms and water most of the way. The last 4 miles from Indian Gardens is difficult. DO NOT DO HIKE IF HOT. It is always 20-25 degrees warmer at the bottom then at the rim. Drink when not thirsty, eat when not hungry. Absolutely beautiful hike in the Canyon.

Submitted By

Kenneth Beck