South Rim Trails
7,260 feet (2,213 m): South Kaibab trailhead
6,320 feet (1,926 m): Cedar Ridge
2,480 feet (756 m): Colorado River
1.5 miles (2.4 km): South Kaibab trailhead to Cedar Ridge
6.3 miles (10.1 km): South Kaibab trailhead to the Colorado River
7.3 miles (11.7 km): South Kaibab trailhead to Bright Angel Campground
Well maintained and well marked.
The National Park Service completed the cross-canyon “corridor” trail system in 1928—the same year it took control of the Bright Angel Trail. Most trails in Grand Canyon stay within the confines of a side canyon. But the South Kaibab is one of the few trails to follow open ridgelines that provide panoramic views of the main gorge.