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235 mi 378 km of trail 7 Recommended Routes

Gems 4 Gems Easy Trails 9 Trails Intermediate Trails 22 Trails Hard Trails 6 Trails

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Gems in South Rim - 4

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gem Favorite South Rim Village inversion

South Rim Historic District

(21) Grand C…, AZ
gem Favorite Total cloud inversion near Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park

Desert View Watchtower

(26) Grand C…, AZ
gem Favorite Grand Canyon as seen from the Rim Trail.

Yavapai Museum of Geology

(13) Grand C…, AZ
gem Favorite Large Kiva at the Tusayan Ruins

Tusayan Museum and Ruins

(8) Grand C…, AZ

Recommended Routes in South Rim - 7

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Favorite Coming down Bright Angel.
Difficult

South Kaibab/Bright Angel Loop

21.6 mi 34.7 km 4,968' Up 1514.22 m Up 4,978' Down 1517.24 m Down

Grand C…, AZ
Favorite Coming down Bright Angel.
Difficult

Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim (R2R2R)

47.5 mi 76.5 km 10,919' Up 3328.07 m Up 10,919' Down 3328.18 m Down

Grand C…, AZ
Favorite Coming down Bright Angel.
Difficult

Bright Angel Trail Out-and-Back

16.0 mi 25.7 km 4,366' Up 1330.9 m Up 4,367' Down 1331.07 m Down

Grand C…, AZ
Favorite Coming down Bright Angel.
Easy

Rim Trail

13.1 mi 21.0 km 469' Up 142.87 m Up 990' Down 301.78 m Down

Grand C…, AZ
Favorite Coming down Bright Angel.
Difficult

Plateau Point From South Rim

12.4 mi 19.9 km 3,208' Up 977.81 m Up 3,208' Down 977.85 m Down

Grand C…, AZ
Favorite Total cloud inversion near Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park
Easy

Desert View Point

0.5 mi 0.7 km 27' Up 8.35 m Up 26' Down 7.99 m Down

Grand C…, AZ
Favorite Large Kiva at the Tusayan Ruins
Easy

Tusayan Ruins Loop

0.2 mi 0.4 km 30' Up 9.06 m Up 30' Down 9.19 m Down

Grand C…, AZ

Trails in South Rim - 30

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6.6 mi 10.6 km #1AZT - Passage 38 - South Kaibab
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ 59 
8.1 mi 13.0 km #2Bright Angel Trail
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ 50 
4.4 mi 7.1 km #3Grandview Trail
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ 19 
5.9 mi 9.4 km #4Hermit Trail
Difficult
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon Village, AZ 19 
7.8 mi 12.5 km #5Tanner
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ 14 
34.4 mi 55.3 km #6East Tonto
Intermediate
Grand Canyon, AZ
Intermediate
Grand Canyon, AZ
1.0 mi 1.7 km #7Shoshone Point
Easy
Grand Canyon, AZ
Easy
Grand Canyon, AZ 11 
6.0 mi 9.6 km #8New Hance
Very Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Very Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ 10 
58.8 mi 94.6 km #9West Tonto
Intermediate
Grand Canyon, AZ
Intermediate
Grand Canyon, AZ
23.2 mi 37.3 km #10AZT - Passage 37 - Grand Canyon - South Rim
Easy
Grand Canyon, AZ
Easy
Grand Canyon, AZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km #11Plateau Point
Easy
Grand Canyon, AZ
Easy
Grand Canyon, AZ
6.9 mi 11.1 km #12South Bass
Difficult
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
12.9 mi 20.7 km #13Cape Solitude Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
13.6 mi 21.8 km #14Royal Arch Route
Very Difficult
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
Very Difficult
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
1.5 mi 2.3 km #15Hance Creek
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
1.2 mi 1.9 km #16Elves Chasm
Intermediate/Difficult
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
1.6 mi 2.6 km #17Dripping Springs
Difficult
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km #18Lower Hermit
Intermediate
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
Intermediate
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
0.6 mi 1.0 km #19River Trail
Intermediate
Grand Canyon, AZ
Intermediate
Grand Canyon, AZ
5.5 mi 8.8 km #20Boucher
Difficult
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
9.9 mi 15.9 km #21Beamer
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
1.2 mi 2.0 km #22River Trail
Intermediate
Grand Canyon, AZ
Intermediate
Grand Canyon, AZ
1.4 mi 2.2 km #23Monument Creek
Intermediate/Difficult
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
6.6 mi 10.7 km #24Tusayan Greenway
Easy
Grand Canyon, AZ
Easy
Grand Canyon, AZ
4.0 mi 6.5 km #25Waldron
Intermediate/Difficult
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
1.1 mi 1.7 km #26Village Loop
Easy
Grand Canyon, AZ
Easy
Grand Canyon, AZ
1.7 mi 2.7 km #27Cottonwood Creek
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
2.5 mi 4.1 km #28Village Greenway
Easy
Grand Canyon, AZ
Easy
Grand Canyon, AZ
0.9 mi 1.5 km #29Lower Boucher
Intermediate
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
Intermediate
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
2.9 mi 4.7 km #30Dripping Springs Extension
Intermediate
Grand Canyon Village, AZ
Intermediate
Grand Canyon Village, AZ

Photos of South Rim - 252

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Coming down Bright Angel.
Apr 7, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
The amazing colors of Elves Chasm (photo by smoddelm)
Jul 9, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Bighorn Sheep crossing the Bright Angel Trail on our way to Plateau Point.
Jun 11, 2016 near Grand C…, AZ
Mouth of Havasu Creek
Jul 8, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Sunset at Hermits Rest.
Jan 20, 2016 near Grand C…, AZ
Grand Canyon South Rim - Grandview Point.
Jul 10, 2016 near Grand C…, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park Cloud Inversion: November 29, 2013
May 12, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Grand Canyon as seen from the Rim Trail.
Apr 7, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ