|Hike Name:||S. Kaibob up Bright Angel Grand Canyon National Park|
|Nearby Town:||Grand Canyon Village|
|Directions:||From Las Vegas (270 miles or 5 hours 30 minutes driving time):
Go south on US Highway 93 (over the Hoover Dam) to Kingman, Arizona then east on Interstate 40 to Williams. At the Arizona Highway 64 junction, turn left (north) and proceed to the south entrance of Grand Canyon National Park.
begins along the side road to Yaki Point, a short distance along the East Rim Drive
|Total Hike Distance:||16.00 miles|
|Hike Difficulty:||Very Difficult|
|Hike Type:||Roundtrip, Loop Hike|
|Hike Starts/Ends:||begins along the side road to Yaki Point, a short distance along the East Rim Drive|
|Trails Used:||South Rim (Grand Canyon Village).
South Kaibab trail down to the Colorado River.
Cross Colorado River to the Phantom Ranch.
Return on the Bright Angel trail.
|Backcountry Water Sources:||None|
|Management:||National Park Service|
|Contact Information:||Backcountry Information Center staff answer information telephone lines at 928-638-7875 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on federal holidays. This telephone number is for information only.
Backcounty Information Center
P.O. Box 129
Grand Canyon AZ, 86023
FAX number for permits is 928-638-2125.
|Best Season:||Winter, Spring, Fall|
|Road Conditions:||Primary Paved Roads|
|Hike Summary:||Awesome hike
Going down the S. Kaibob was strenuous and extreamly hot. Trail head at 0530 was 55 degrees the bottom by 2pm was 120 degrees. No water and no shade. It is hooter than hell. Make sure you are perpared with plenty of water, carbs and away to cool your body down.
Going up bright angel is much easier,. There is water and shaddy places. Try to hike in early AM to get though devils cork screw before 11 am.