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North Kaibab Trail (North Rim) Distance and hiking times vary. This is the only maintained trail into the canyon from the North Rim. Even a short hike to Coconino Overlook (1.5 miles round-trip) or Supai Tunnel (4 miles round-trip) can give you an appreciation for the canyon's rich natural beauty and immense size. A hike to Roaring Springs and back is extremely strenuous and takes a full day (7-8 hours) - begin your hike before 7 a.m. Roaring Springs lies 3050 feet /930 m below the canyon rim and is 9.4 miles/15 km round-trip. A day hike beyond Roaring Springs is not recommended. Many years of experience have shown that hikers who proceed beyond this point during the hottest parts of the day have a much greater probability of suffering from heat-related illness, injury, or death. This trail is also used by mules. NOTE: Round trip to the Colorado River is 28 miles/45 km and trail descends almost 6000 ft./1829 m. Under no circumstances should you attempt to hike from the rim to the river and back in one day! Do not hike during the hottest part of the day.

It is always a good idea that everyone carry water! Even though you will be hiking on the rim, you still need water and food.

Trailhead information is below the pictures

North Kaibab Trail






YIELD to mules and hikers going up-hill.

Trail Condition:

Steep. Well defined. Little shade on trail below tunnel, mostly from canyon walls and time of day.

Directions to Trailhead:

About 1.5 miles from the lodge, either hike or drive (parking at trailhead).

Trailhead Elevation:

8255 Feet

Services:

Assistance through mule trains and randomly patrolled by Rangers.

Note:

Water along trail is seasonal and not always available.
Destination Distance (in Miles) Elevation Feet
(Destination)
Services: W = Water; T = Toilet/Restroom; E = Emergency Phone
To Destination Round
Trip
Services Notes
W T E
Supai Tunnel 1.8 3.6 6840 X X   Offers a spectacular view. Great day hike. Good turn-a-round for first time canyon hikes, causal hikes, and late starters.
Redwall Bridge 3.0 6.0 6062       No shade late morning and afternoon.
Roaring Springs Junction 4.7 9.4 5300       Junction is harder to spot going down.
Roaring Springs 5 10 5200 X X   It is not recommended to go past this point as a day hike.

WARNING: Do Not attempt to hike from the rim to the river and back in one day!

Cottonwood 6.9 13.8 4065

Hiking to the river, Phantom Ranch or Cottonwood as a day hike is not recommended! The distance, temperature and elevation change cause even the most experienced hikers to have difficulty. This could result in the hiker needing medical help and can result in death.

Phantom Ranch 13.8 27.6 2546
Colorado River Bridge 14.6 29.2 2400


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