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North Kaibab Trail
Dayhike: Bright Angel Campground to Phantom Canyon

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North Kaibab Trail
North Kaibab Trail
Hiker in Bright Angel Campground (view N)

Overview

The North Kaibab Trail climbs 14-miles from Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the North Rim near Bright Angel Point.

Presented here are photos of the lower 1.5 miles of trail (Bright Angel Campground to Phantom Canyon). This is a nice dayhike for visitors staying at Phantom Ranch or laying over in Bright Angel Campground.

The well constructed trail runs up along Bright Angel Creek crossing two footbridges. Not far above the second bridge, the trail enters The Box, a steep-walled section of the canyon where Phantom Canyon merges with Bright Angel Canyon. Hikers can wade Bright Angel Creek and follow Phantom Creek up into the narrow canyon.

Link to map.

North Kaibab Trail
Hiker at upper Bright Angel Creek bridge (view N)
North Kaibab Trail
Upper Bright Angel Creek bridge (view NE)
North Kaibab Trail
Hiker approaching Phantom Ranger Station spur trail (view N)
North Kaibab Trail
Hiker at Phantom Ranger Station spur trail (view N)
North Kaibab Trail
Phantom Ranger Station trail sign (view N)
North Kaibab Trail
North Kaibab at spur trail to Phantom Cantina (view N)
North Kaibab Trail
Last of the trees in the Phanton Ranch area (view N)
North Kaibab Trail
Hiker heading up Bright Angel Canyon
North Kaibab Trail
Hiker by Kaibab Utah Agave (view N)
North Kaibab Trail
Hillside of Kaibab Utah Agave (view E)
North Kaibab Trail
Hiker at North Kaibab -- Clear Creek Trail junction (view N)
North Kaibab Trail
Sign at North Kaibab -- Clear Creek Trail junction (view W)
North Kaibab Trail
Sign at start of Clear Creek Trail (view E)
North Kaibab Trail
Hiker at North Kaibab -- Clear Creek Trail junction (view W)
North Kaibab Trail
Hiker at North Kaibab Trail (view N)
North Kaibab Trail
Hiker at North Kaibab Trail (view N)
North Kaibab Trail
Wild geology (view W)
North Kaibab Trail
Spent Kaibab Utah Agave
North Kaibab Trail
Hiker approaching the first bridge (view N)
North Kaibab Trail
Hiker on first bridge (view N)
North Kaibab Trail
Hiker approaching the first bridge (view N)
North Kaibab Trail
Second bridge (view N)
North Kaibab Trail
Hiker across second bridge (view NE)
North Kaibab Trail
More wild geology (view W)
North Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Creek at Phantom Creek (view NW)
North Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Creek upstream from Phantom Creek (view N)
North Kaibab Trail
Returning down along Bright Angel Creek (view S)
North Kaibab Trail
Catclaw Acacia from from crack in wall above trail (view S)
North Kaibab Trail
Approaching North Kaibab -- Clear Creek Trail junction (view S)
North Kaibab Trail
Sign at North Kaibab -- Clear Creek Trail junction (view S)

Happy Hiking! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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