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The guides kinda just rush you through. The canyon is gorgeous but I didn't get to really take it in.

1/14/19- awesome day hike. Traveled with my sister the entire path to plateau point. Absolutely worth the views. Left at 8AM, made it to the point at 10:30. Returned at 2pm. The trip down is easy, but the return is very difficult with the elevation gain. Overall totally worth it!

First time to the Grand Canyon and the views were gorgeous! Definitely would recommend microspikes for the trail right now, as it was pretty packed with snow. Took about 3hrs round trip for me to get to the three mile house and back. Stopped quite a few times on the way back up to rest + enjoy the views.

short hike very beautiful place a lot of people I enjoyed

hiking
3 days ago

Highly recommend for all; families and hikers. Great experience!!! Good choice if you don’t want to do a long hike or if weather changes your plans. This is perfect for a long walk, there are also shuttles that pick you up at various places. There are a dozen spots to take pictures of the Grand Canyon. Also, there are gift shops, a geology museum and bathrooms along the rim.


You also have the opportunity to learn some geology and walk the geologic time scale.

Great way to get away from the crowds...the area between the stops were almost desolate...amazing amazing views.

1/5/19 - Awesome hike. Gorgeous views through its entirety. Crampons or yaktracks or some type of traction is recommended for sure and saved me the hassle of slipping on some of the packed powder/ice we trekked through although it wasn’t deep and I saw many people doing it without them I still think it made the hike easier. A few wildlife (deer/elk) sightings near the Indian gardens and beyond that on the way to plateau point. Although some jerk/idiot decided to approach the big buck trying to get a closer picture in which I can’t stand and had some choice words for him...nevertheless the views at plateau point were amazing and the Colorado river was flowing hard which was also awesome to see. The hike back up was pretty strenuous mostly because your legs are tired from hiking about 6.5 miles down into the canyon so obviously you have to go 6.5 miles back up haha. But the trail is very obvious and easy to follow. But in total I went with a buddy who was a little slower than my usual pace we finished out and back in 6hours 22 minutes with about 20-30 minutes at plateau point for sandwiches and a beer.

Fun for all ages and definitely a must for first timers! Visitor centers, information points, museums, souvenir shops and a paved trail is the perfect way to enjoy the canyon without actually hiking it!

We parked near the visitor center and walked but there’s shuttles everywhere so it’s easily accessible for everyone!

Can someone tell me if south kaibab trail would be safe to hike with a 8 month old? Thanks

This was an easy trail. Most of the trail is through the woods. The end of the trails brings you to the canyon and then to the end at Shoshone Point. My husband and I thought this was a terrific beginner feeling/experience to Angel's Landing in Zion, as you make your way past the rock to the end of Shoshone Point. The views were magnificent and the trail was so quite! This is a must do!

We did this trail yesterday. A group on their way up said it took them 5 hours to do, which was a little daunting to us at first. The descent down was a breeze. It's quite snowy, and given the snow storm that just came through today, cramp ons were/are highly advised for this. We are mountain hikers, so hiking the descent first was very abnormal to us. It was such a cool experience. The hike back up was incredibly challenging, but it was worth it!

The views give it five stars!! Plus a visit with a mule parade at Cedar Ridge. For me being out of shape, going back up was tough and long, but I slept well that night! Also, the head of the trail has real spring water. Fill your bottles there! Hiked in late October. Beautiful weather!

One of favorite hikes. We took our extended family ages 9 to 63 and everyone had an amazing time.

hiking
12 days ago

We did this on our last morning before leaving. It is an easy hike with great views. My only complaint is it is suuuuuper crowded which isn’t too surprising as it looks the most accessible for anyone and any skill level. But still, it was a nice way to view the canyon one last time.

We did this early on the morning of Thursday, January 3 to catch the sunrise. The trail is very simple, and short. The end is beyond the camping area and stretches into the canyon so you will have views of the canyon all around you.

We got there moments before the sun came over the horizon and stayed for the duration of the sunrise. It was called “The best kept secret in Grand Canyon” in this thread and I absolutely second that. We did 3 hikes on our stay and it was hands down the beat view of the canyon we got. And NO ONE was there.

Do yourself a favor and wake up a little early to get out there, it’s worth it. I also imagine it’s a great place for a sunset as well.

Extremely easy trail, pretty flat, you can wear flip flops even (I did). The view is outstanding once you get there, you’ll definitely wanna bring your camera! But beware the vertigo

We did this trail on Dec 29th. A bit chilly with some snow and just a bit of ice at the top. It took us about 2-2.5 hours with stopping to take pictures at the oh ah point and taking a snack break at cedar ridge.

Very busy over the Christmas break and somewhat challenging to access if you didn’t arrive early enough to park in the small parking lot. Very much enjoyed the views but did not enjoy the overcrowded viewpoint and trail.

hiking
16 days ago

Stunning views! Not overly crowded on Dec. 28th and once you pass Ooh-Aah Point there are not too many people. The way up is challenging, but not too bad if you keep a slow and steady pace. Took 2 hours to go down and back. Taking the Rim trail back to the Visitor Center is a great way to end the hike.

One of those scenes that feel super fake. It's such a pretty sight!

As a note, please don't be one of those people that just leave your garbage in the parking lot. It looked so horrible in the parking lot.

Not as scenic and S.Kaibab but great nonetheless

Beautiful hike. Worth the effort. I’d recommend giving yourself 5-6 hours. The further down the canyon you go the less and less people there are so don’t be deterred if when you first start out there are too many people on the trail.

Not much of a challenge on this hike other than the constant incline/decline along this distance. Was deterred from going further given all the warning signs on the trail and online.

Wish we had went down to Indian Garden, given available sunlight and it was a cold day.

The best part of the hike was that it started snowing for the last .5 mile coming out onto the rim. Gorgeous sight.

Great hike with the best views! Seemed more like a moderate hike than hard, at least during the winter. There was only a bit of ice in the first few yards of the trail and dry the rest of the way down.

hiking
19 days ago

Easy walk with a great view at every turn and deer along the path.

Amazing views and as my wife put it, a ‘legit’ workout on the way back up. We did it in late December. Bring layers but be prepared to carry them, even at 35 degrees when in the sun the jacket is coming off.

We were very disappointed- we drove all the way only to discover that entry is limited only to guided tours and they were all sold out a few days ahead. I wish the trail description had mentioned this very important point.

We went on December 17. The trail was icy only at the beginning. We brought crampons but did not really need to use them. It was a moderate and very doable hike for us, we are only occasional hikers and more or less in shape. It took 3 hours for the round trip, but we spent a lot of time chilling and taking pictures. The hike up took around 1 hour 15 minutes. The weather was pleasant, it was a completely cloudy day. The views were excellent though we thought a little more sunshine could make the views and pictures a bit better.

Hiked on December 23rd. The trail was clear but a little icy on the top (but nothing slippery) . Took a little more than 2 hours (including time to stop and click a ton of pics). Amazing views and overall a very doable hike. Coming up could be a little challenging.

Plateau Point is absolutely worth the added 3 miles from Indian Garden. Highlight of the trip.

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