|Hike Name:||Rim Trail|
|Directions:||Grand Canyon National Park is located in Northern Arizona. Grand Canyon Village (South Rim) is located 60 miles North of Interstate 40 at Williams via Highway 64, and 80 miles Northwest of Flagstaff via Highway 180. From the Village follow signs to Bright Angel Lodge.|
|Total Hike Distance:||2.20 miles|
|Hike Difficulty:||Easy to Moderate|
|Hike Type:||In and Out, Backtrack Hike|
|Hike Starts/Ends:||Bright Angel Lodge|
|Trails Used:||Rim Trail|
|Backcountry Water Sources:||None|
|Management:||National Park Service|
|Contact Information:||Grand Canyon National Park
P.O. Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
|Best Season:||Winter, Spring, Fall|
|Road Conditions:||Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads|
|Hike Summary:||This hike starts at the Bright Angel Lodge and follows the Rim Trail to Maricopa Point - a distance of about 2.2 miles roundtrip. The path is paved with outstanding views for the entire hike - especially down to the Indian Gardens in the canyon below.
The trail makes a gradual climb to Maricopa Point which has 270 degree views of the lodges across the canyon and to the canyon floor but not of the Colorado River.
Most of the path is paved, so it is an easy walk - unless you are battling 100 degree heat. Keep in mind that the South Rim is a very popular section of the park - especially around the lodges. So don't expect any privacy here, even in the winter. There will be lots of people on these trails.