Boucher Trail

HARD 1 reviews
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Boucher Trail is a 18.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Canyon, AZ that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is accessible from March until October.

18.2 miles 5557 feet Out & Back



trail running



no dogs

Directions from South Entrance Station: Drive northward on South Entrance Drive to the East Rim Drive/West Rim Drive junction. Bear left on to West Rim Drive and follow it 8 miles, through Grand Canyon Village, to Hermits Rest. The West Rim Drive is open to private vehicles from October through March. At all other times a free shuttle takes visitors to Hermits Rest. The Hermit trail leads southwestward from Hermits Rest. Follow it one and a half miles to the Dripping Springs Trail. This will take you to Boucher Trail.

4 years ago

I mixed up my review of this and Hermit Trail. This was the first trail I ever did in GCNP. It rained and I froze from not being prepared. Something about cotton clothes. This is was the most difficult trail I have ever been on. Lots of boulders to climb down and very little for trail markers. Good thing everything is down!

If you have good map reading/route finding skills this is a very rewarding trip. Physically challenging, remote and haunting in the rain.