One of the most famous national parks in America. The Grand Canyon is one of the most astonishing natural wonders of the world, a once-in-a-lifetime destination attracting more than 6 million visitors each year.
The South Kaibab Trail is undoubtedly one of the more scenic day hike options to consider, especially for first-time hikers in the Grand Canyon.
The Shoshone Point trailhead is located at an unmarked spot on Desert View Drive, a short 8-minute drive from the Grand Canyon Visitor’s Centre. There is a parking lot with a nearby gate where the trail is accessed.
Originally a miner’s route, the Grandview Trail is not as well maintained compared to some of the other trails and is suited to more advanced hikers.
Bright Angel Point is the busiest of the North, mainly in part to its short distance and ease so can get busier than the other trails at times. We recommend an early morning or late afternoon/early evening hike here to avoid crowds.
Even though this trail is known to be quite tricky, the diverse ecological landscape and beauty that include waterfalls, rock tunnels, and stacked switchbacks make it well worth the effort.