South Rim Trail Hiking

The trail stays atop the canyon rather than diving into it, and provides the first full view into the Grand Canyon for millions of visitors every year. This is one of those trails that’s more of a paved scenic walkway than a real hike, but the sheer amount of things to see and do along the way make taking at least some part of its 13 mile shuttle-stop lined length worth the minimal effort.

Full of picture moments, the trail is full of iconic points to snap a shot at for any trip (just be sure to watch your step at the steep edges). If you’re looking for an extended start to any other South Rim hike, this trail connects to them all and provides a comfortable start— along with access to the Market Plaza if you’re looking for a well earned treat once one of your hikes into or along the canyon is over.

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