Grand Canyon South Kaibab Trail Expedition

Experience the raw beauty of the Grand Canyon via the South Kaibab Trail, where each step down its steep path offers unparalleled vistas and rigorous adventure.

Last updated: May 2024

    Entrance fee to Grand Canyon National Park required.


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  1. Begin at the South Kaibab Trailhead, accessed via a park shuttle bus.
  2. Hike down to Ooh Aah Point (0.9 miles) for your first major vista.
  3. Continue to Cedar Ridge (1.5 miles from the trailhead) and consider a rest here.
  4. For a longer hike, proceed to Skeleton Point (3 miles from the trailhead) and enjoy views of the Colorado River from above.
  5. Return by the same route, keeping in mind the ascent is notably more challenging than the descent.



Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023

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  • Water (minimum 4 liters recommended)
  • High-calorie snacks
  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Layered clothing suitable for changing weather conditions
  • Emergency kit including first aid supplies and a headlamp or flashlight

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