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North Rim, Corridor Trail

North Kaibab Trail

The least visited but most difficult of the three maintained trails at Grand Canyon.

North Kaibab Trail

Trail Details

American Indians and prospectors originally used a route now followed by the Old Kaibab Trail. Mapmaker Francois Matthes improved the trail during his Grand Canyon survey in 1902. A year later, David Rust established a tourist camp at the mouth of Bright Angel Creek. Rust constructed a cable crossing over the Colorado River a few years later, linking the North and South Rims. The Fred Harvey Company acquired Rust’s holdings and built Phantom Ranch, a tourist lodge named after nearby Phantom Creek.

North Kaibib Trail map 2017

Trail Guide

To find specific trailhead locations and view topography, check out the official National Park Service guide.

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