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South Kaibab Trail -- Uphill
Hiking Around Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park
South Kaibab TrailHiker on bridge over Bright Angel Creek (view N)

Overview

Hikers seeking an inner-canyon experience with unparalleled panoramic ridgeline views should consider the South Kaibab Trail. But the exhilarating sense of inner-canyon vastness comes at a cost: there is little shade and no water.

The South Kaibab Trail climbs 7-miles from Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the South Rim near Yaki Point. This trail is steep and airy.

Presented here are photos of the lower section of trail as seen when hiking out. For a complete description of the trail starting from the South Rim, including GPS coordinates, see South Kaibab Trail -- Downhill.

Link to map.

South Kaibab Trail
Sign near Bright Angel Creek bridge (view E)
South Kaibab Trail
South Kaibab Trail departing Bright Angel Creek (view E)
South Kaibab Trail
Trail follows cliffs above Bright Angel Creek (view E)
South Kaibab Trail
South Kaibab Trail at Boat Beach Trail (view NE)
South Kaibab Trail
Boat Beach Trail sign (view NE)
South Kaibab Trail
Trail continues hugging the cliffs (view NE)
South Kaibab Trail
Information about building the Black Suspension Bridge (view S)
South Kaibab Trail
Information about the Black Suspension Bridge (view S)
South Kaibab Trail
Trail heading towards Black Bridge (view NE)
South Kaibab Trail
Grand scenery and the Black Bridge (view NE)
South Kaibab Trail
Information sign about Bright Angel Pueblo (view NE)
South Kaibab Trail
Ruins of Bright Angel Pueblo (view NE)
South Kaibab Trail
Hiker approaching the Black Bridge (view E)
South Kaibab Trail
Hiker passing under the Black Bridge (view E)
South Kaibab Trail
Gaging station east of the Black Bridge (view E)
South Kaibab Trail
Hiker starting across Black Bridge (view SE)
South Kaibab Trail
Hiker in middle of Black Bridge (view SE)
South Kaibab Trail
Colorado River and cliffs (view E from middle of Black Bridge)
South Kaibab Trail
Hiker at end of Black Bridge (view SE)
South Kaibab Trail
Hiker entering Black Bridge Tunnel (view SE)
South Kaibab Trail
Black Bridge Tunnel architecture (view SE)
South Kaibab Trail
Hiker at bend inside Black Bridge Tunnel (view SE)
South Kaibab Trail
Hiker beyond Black Bridge Tunnel (view S)
South Kaibab Trail
South Kaibab Trail beginning steep ascent of Inner Gorge (view S)
South Kaibab Trail
When mules pass, follow wrangler's instructions (view S)
South Kaibab Trail
Erosion control along the trail (view SW)
South Kaibab Trail
Steep steps on South Kaibab Trail (view SE)
South Kaibab Trail
Disgusting pools of mule urine (view NW)
South Kaibab Trail
Hiker approaching River Trail junction (view NW)
South Kaibab Trail
Hiker at South Kaibab Trail -River Trail junction (view NW)
South Kaibab Trail
South Kaibab Trail -River Trail junction (view SE)
Information about building the Black Suspension Bridge (view S)
Sign at South Kaibab Trail -River Trail junction (view NE)

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