From west end of W Rim Drive to E Rim Drive & Yaki Point Road, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
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Open Hours: Mo to Su from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Running parallel to the South Loop Road, which is open to vehicular traffic, this trail comes about as close to the ... More
Running parallel to the South Loop Road, which is open to vehicular traffic, this trail comes about as close to the Canyon's edge as it is safe to saunter. Classified as a "moderate" trail, it is the perfect choice for a less challenging foray and an ideal walk for kids. The trail extends from Yavapai Point on the east end of the Village to Hermit's Rest on the west. It is an 18-mile round trip, but you can also catch a shuttle bus back to town, if you like. Along the way, you will pass the most popular South Rim attractions.
Walk it early in the morning. We came upon a herd of elk...unbelieveable. But dont plan on having breakfast at Hermits Rest. It doesnt open till 8 am. Its just a window and all the food is prepackaged. Frankly, its awful. Our packaged muffin had mold. Wish they would do fresh baked.
My dad and me walked every darn trail at the place and this one was my favorite, it wasn't as hard and hot as doing the round trip all the way to the river and back, and was prettier than the ruins, I took lots of amazing pics and vids and we had alot of fun and laughs, the other trails were all nice but this one was easily my favorite.
We had no dislikes about Rim Trail.It was absolutely grand. A view that can't be described in words or pictures. Be sure to drink plenty of water, wear comfortable walking shoes,(one lady we noticed wore heels, not recommended)and be ready to do a lot of walking. The Hermit Rest Guided Tour is excellent, we are so glad we took it. The time and money spent is well worth it. We have already recommended to serveral fellow travelers. We Will be back.
October was a great time to be here, wasn't too hot. Be sure to bring a jacket the temperature are inclined to change.
Every 50 feet a new view of the canyon. WOW. We were pleased to have such a trail so well maintained. We hiked to Hermit's Rest in an afternoon and stopped numorously to take photos. On our second day we hiked the Rim Trail to the Kabaib Trail. Conveniently there is a bus that can return you to your lodge if you do not feel like hiking back. We took advantage of it.
The south rim Grand Canyon walking path I walked for 3 hours runs in front of the historic lodges and east for a few miles. There is bench here and there to rest and take in scenery. Take bottled water in a fanny pack. Around every bend in path are priceless photo opportunities...this paved path is several feet wide..in places runs only inches from drop off into canyon...other places is several yards from the rim drop off. I walked it at sunrise and took awesome pics. Returned to rim cabin around 9:00am with unbelievable memories on a super walking path. Wear athletic shoes. Then took the free shuttle West to Hermits Rest. The lookout points along this route shouldn't be missed but the road is closed to cars except winter months...must take the shuttle that leaves ev. 30 mins.
At 7,406 feet, Grandview Point is one of the highest lookouts along the south rim, providing sightseers with a unique
view looking down on the mountains. Due to its altitude, it receives more moisture, which in turn brings more ...
Of the two maintained trails in the south rim, this 6.3 mile trail is the less traveled. While it affords
extensive views in both directions, it offers no shade and is considered steep, descending 4,500 feet to the river ...
Located at Yavapai Point, the observation station houses a museum. It is encased in glass, affording a great view of
the suspension bridge crossing the Colorado River. Geological exhibits showing the creation of the Grand Canyon are on display; ...