Explore Grand Canyon Trip - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Grand Canyon Trip Map

Great challenging trail got up early and left at sunrise(19 degrees). Trail to the first rest station was icy. From there the trail was great. Got to plateau point and the weather was awesome and about 55 degrees. Say there had food and drink and had to defend the food from the aggressive squirrels. Would rate this my favorite hike.

Very easy trail for families and the payoff is awesome

This was the perfect trail for our group to have a great experience in the Grand Canyon. Started at 10 am, took 2:50 out and 2:50 back, plus lunch at Plateau Point. Weather was cool and cloudy on the way back up. Coming back up is no joke, but we found a good pace and it went by quickly. The stations every 1.5 miles broke up the hike very well. Definitely an enjoyable day in the canyon!

Watched the sunrise over horseshoe bend this week. Absolutely amazing. Very few people there at that time, but by the time he sun came up it was packed already. Recommend going early.

Apparently I’m out of shape because it was hard!!! Beautiful hike, wouldn’t do it in summer.

The freedom this hike has is well worth it. Not crowded at all in the morning. We only saw about 5 people. We headed away from the Colorado river. To get down into the canyon, there is a "path" made of rocks lined up. Just walk in between the rock lines and you will get to the point where you can descend into the canyon. Once you find the "ladder", you can go up if you want, but there wasn't really a good way out of the canyon at the top. We turned around and found some trail markers piled up. At that point we ascended the canyon and hiked toward the parking lot above the canyon. Just keep an out for trail markers and you will be fine.

4 days ago

Very majestic place. Very crowded but worth the experience.

My group inadvertently went west towards the river thinking that was the correct direction as indicated on google maps. While challenging, this hike still was an awesome experience. Make sure you get your permit, they are $12 per person, a ranger was there when we arrived verifying permits. The permit office is located south of page off of Indian Rte 20. The location for the permits when searching google maps is "Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, Page, AZ 86040."

There a three descent sections along this trail. The first two are immediately once you pass under the bridge where there are the compressed remains of a car that apparently went off the road at some point and time. There is a ladder in the first section that we all descended and then leap frogged forward to descend from the elevation the car was at. Once the first 5 members of our group were though we had the last guy reset the ladder and he jumped the 6 or 7 feet down.

The third descent is a rope assisted descent to two ladders that are strapped together. This is not as scary and or difficult as it looks, team building exercise time! Our group was able to get through this one at a time (3 men and 3 women) by guiding each other down, the rope descent is maybe 5 feet to the top of the ladder. though a semicircular cut in the rock edge. Coming back the person at the top just offered a hand to grab onto and pulled them up once they were at the edge.

We turned around after about one and a half miles due to an impassable s-curve that had a telephone phone with barbed wire wrapped around it suspended ~10 feet above the bottom of the canyon. This was not realistic for us to get though and the drops only increase in complexity from that point forward so we looped back.

We saw some wildlife while hiking including what we think was a dessert hopping mouse jumping around and a large white owl came soaring through at one point. There is a very dead dried out cow at one point but it appears to have been there for some time and the smell is minimal. There are some minor animal remains scattered about but they were in similar condition, mostly bones and some feather of birds that were apparently eaten.

The views were great, the canyon alternates between narrow spaces a body width wide to larger openings up to 30 feet wide. The lighting at solar noon when the sun was directly above was very cool to see. Dogs probably would not be able to do this section due to the drops unless you were comfortable carrying and lifting them up and down 10 foot drops.

Crowded and people get too close to the edge, but pretty

on Antelope Canyon

7 days ago

Amazing. we did the lower canyon. cost us 50.00 per person. A must do if your in the area.

Easy peasy, I guess we didn’t even get to the gardens because we were standing on the peaks of sandstone with amazing views. I like long hikes with elevation change and challenging terrain,but this was beautiful views with minimal effort.

Great hike with moderate use in the front but very few people as you went further in.

Love this trail! Lots of switchbacks, fabulous views all the way down and back, and a great cardio workout. It took me 3 hours total. I wouldn't want to hike this trail in any of the hot summer months.

If you are wanting a good day hike that gives you a near spiritual prize at the end, this is the hike for you to take.

I am in moderately good hiking shape, 45 yo and love day hike experiences. The other reviewers nailed it - lots of activity toward the top and down to the first station. A lot thins out from the first to second station, and then down to Indian garden it was almost just me and maybe the same 5 other people.

There was no water at second stop, but there was at the first and at Indian. Rained for the first hour on the way in so the trails were icy and muddy - very glad I had my trek poles with me.

Had rained the night before - a lot. Many folks on their way back up weren’t too pumped but were still positive about the point.

Def bring food and hydro and a great camera. The sound of the river from the point is majestic. Met some really cool people. Love hiking.

The canyon changes so much during the hike - was thankful for the cool weather as I still worked up a good sweat.

Mule deer just enjoying some afternoon lunch in the open area from Indian to the point.

Had a good big breakfast at Henry’s and filled up with water in the bright angel hotel lobby right before I headed down. Took me 8 am to 3 pm with 1 hour at the point. Took a few decent breaks on the way back. Awesome.

on Antelope Canyon

9 days ago

Great Canyon. We were in awww on how amazing. Water, Wind and time can create such an amazing Canyon. This should be on everyones must do. We did the Lower Antelope Canyon. This cost us 50.00 a person, took about an hour to complete.

Pictures just don't do justice. This place is beautiful regardless of crowds! just be patient bc there are tons of people trying to take cool pictures. it's all in good fun!

Great hike once you get a mile or two down and lose the tourist crowds.

My husband and I hiked to the 3 mile rest house and back. I hiked this trail on a December morning (highs in the 50s) and needed 1.5L of water. In my personal opinion, South Kaibab has better sweeping views, but Bright Angel gets you up close to the various layers of rock.

If you are trying to decide whether to hike down the 1.5 or 3 miles, I’d suggest turning around at 1.5. I think the experience from 1.5 to 3 wasn’t much different than the first 1.5 miles. The 6-mile length made this more of a strenuous hike for me.

The BEST bang-for-your-buck hike! An easy walk that leads to panoramic views of the Grand Canyon. No crowds here! Once you get to the picnic benches, continue past them to a narrower trail that leads you out to the canyon. Also, there are bathrooms at the end of the trail.

This was my favorite trail at South Rim—gorgeous views at every step. Cedar Ridge was a perfect spot to reenergize before the trek back up. There are bathrooms at Cedar Ridge. The hike back up is tough—I needed some breaks and consider myself to be in good shape—but the experience is well-worth it.

This is really cool! Worth the stop! Suggested donation is $15 per person. Our guide was awesome!

24 days ago

I was hoping to go to antelope canyon, but did not want to pay for an expensive tour. This was a great substitute!
- There is a $12 per person permit that you need to get by the Navajo chapter group in the area
- has the slot canyon feel with some narrow areas
- not many people
- about a 4 min drive from horseshoe bend
- the ladder depicted in some of the pictures is still there, my group used it and we were fine... but we were vary cautious.
Overall, it was awesome!

25 days ago

Awesome - definitely more crowded than lower Antelope (which if you have to pick I’d do lower right now in the winter since there is not a lot of light).

Easy hike to cram in while you’re in town to see Antelope Canyon. Tons of tourists but you can still find space to yourself. Don’t get too close to the edge for that perfect shot

Beautiful! Lots of people but worth it!

Simply amazing.

29 days ago

Amazing views! Great little spots to walk off near the trail and get some great views :)

Take dinner with you and eat at Plateau Point at sunset. If you’re ever able to be out there during a full moon, you’ll never forget it.

This hike is a perfect way to get a good work out and take in spectacular and vast views of the canyon without completely tiring yourself out or eating up your entire day. There was still some ice at the beginning of the trail. Those parts were quite slick, but they were less than 25 ft. I was wearing hiking boots, but my partner did just fine in treaded sneakers.

Load More