If you're looking for a hike with the most VPM (Views Per Mile) on a well-traveled corridor trail, look no further than the South Kaibab Trail! Load up the panoramic lens on your camera and get ready for some of the most extensive visuals found below the rim. This is due to the fact that it follows a high ridgeline into the canyon while most others dive into side drainages that usually cut off the wide shots that most are looking for at The Canyon. This exposure also allows for a wintertime experience as all but the very first section see all-day sunlight, keeping the snow and ice at bay. Of course, this also means that it can get brutal during the mid-day in summer months, with maybe two or three decent shade trees and no real break from the Arizona sun. Along this beautiful Park maintained trail, you will visit stops aptly named Ooh-Aah point, Cedar Ridge, and the Tipoff!
The Park Service built the South Kaibab directly due to the fact that Ralph Cameron would not give up his claim to the Bright Angel Trail, which he charged a fee to travel. This is one of the two main Corridor trails on the South rim and offers the chance to travel down to the river and Phantom Ranch. It was extensively engineered and is very well maintained having soft sand and a four foot average width. In fact, it is the go to trail for those crazy enough to hike barefoot! I suggest a day hike to Cedar Ridge as the steepness can be misleading on the way down and any treks further down may cause many frowns on the way back up.
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Journey with us to the most unforgettably beautiful landscapes in all of Arizona. Red Rock Treks offers private hiking, scenic, and vortex tours in Sedona, the Grand Canyon, and Antelope Canyon. Immerse yourself in the Southwestâ€™s most amazing areas. Visit a slot canyon with a seasoned Navajo guide, hike into the vastness of the Grand Canyon, or treat yourself to remote vortex areas surrounded by stunning red rock views. Whether your schedule allows a short morning tour or an all-day trek, we have you covered. Our expert guides are knowledgeable, friendly, and guarantee a day to remember.
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