Grand Canyon Backpacking: South Kaibab
Our guided backpacking in Grand Canyon on the South Kaibab Trail is renowned for big views. In 1928 it was literally created by the National Park for this reason, and unlike other inner canyon trails, this trail runs along open ridgelines instead. We will cross the Colorado River via a suspension bridge, en route to our camp located at the junction of Bright Angel Creek and the Colorado River.
The next day we hike up the Devils Corkscrew after stopping to cool off in Pipe Creek. Upon reaching the top of the Devils Corkscrew, we follow Garden Creek through the beautiful Tapeats Narrows before we reach the shaded, cottonwood paradise of Indian Gardens, where Native Americans were still farming in the early 1900's. Typically we finish the day by hiking to the predominant Plateau point, where we will watch the sunset over the Colorado River.
The final day we continue up the Bright Angel Trail climbing through Jacobs Ladder, and past ancient pictographs before arriving back on rimtop.
- - Time: Year Round
- - Difficulty Rating: 6/10
- - Distance & Elevation: 17 miles ~ 4380 feet
- - Number of Days: 3 - 5
- - Pricing: Click Here
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