Rim Trail

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Rim Trail is a 13.1 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Grand Canyon, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
498 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

A flat walk with stunning views of the canyon - mostly paved. For great views of the Grand Canyon along a flat path, this is the hike for you. It offers a great introduction to the Grand Canyon, and there are several shuttle stops along the way, allowing you to pick and chose the areas you want to explore. From many of the overlooks, you will have unrestricted views to the other side of the canyon, and sometimes as far as 40 miles along the canyon. If you are looking for a place to stop to watch the sunset, try Hopi point (although if it is too crowded, try nearby Mohave Point). The Canyon is best seen during the golden hours (the hour after sunrise and before sunset), when the light is low and the canyon walls turn into amazing shades of red and orange. Leashed pets are allowed on the trail, but not on the shuttle busses so plan accordingly. There are some paved areas of the trail, which are accessible.

1 day ago

Unreal abd surreal. So many just stop at the visitor center lookout and miss so much. Take the short .6 mile hike from the visitor center to the geology museum or take the free buses to each viewpoint if you don't have time. if you have time hike the rim or even venture into the canyon on Bright Angel Trail as far as you are comfortable. this is one place that you are robbing yourself if you don't get out and take the hikes

hiking
2 months ago

Pictures do not do it justice

hiking
3 months ago

Really stunning, nothing like it. Took the bus to the end and walked the whole length back to the main visitor area. It's paved and easy elevation. Only difficulty is the occasional strong wind gust. Plenty of stopping to ooo and aaaawe.

hiking
4 months ago

Absolutely breathtaking! It was my first time to the Grand Canyon and, as much as I loved the rim trail, it made me hungry for more! I wanted to get down in the Canyon and hike so bad! Will definitely be back one day when I have a little more experience under my belt to do just that!

walking
4 months ago

From Village to gem museum

hiking
6 months ago

Very crowded wanted more privacy. Next time will go further away from tourists.

6 months ago

Too crowded. Get off the beaten path

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked from the village to Hopi point. Great views and moderate climbs

hiking
7 months ago

hiked it one-way from the visitor's center to hermits rest (starts to get less crowded after bright angel). hopped on the red shuttle to village route transfer where i caught the blue shuttle back to the visitor's parking lot. lots of opportunities for great photos along the way.

7 months ago

Take the shuttle from the beginning. The shuttle will take you to every viewpoint. Very easy to catch a bus. Parking was very easy. Views are amazing.

backpacking
7 months ago

Lovely but does get old after a while truth be told. The farther away from the Blue bus trails you get the better time you have.

7 months ago

Beautiful views! Note this is a high traffic area but as you continue to go along the rim you start loosing people and it becomes much more pleasant ... sunset at Hopi Point is breathtaking, you get to see part of the Colorado River - beautiful

hiking
7 months ago

beautiful stunning a must see for all. truly breathtaking.

7 months ago

Great views

Of course the views are spectacular. The trail
Is flat for the most part. You can walk as long or as little as you'd like.

hiking
8 months ago

Went from Bright Angel trailhead back to the visitors center. Stunning views!

hiking
8 months ago

Didn't do the whole thing because, why would one? Walked about a mile of it though. It truly is impressive!

9 months ago

super easy for almost anybody

10 months ago

Best views of the Canyon off the Kaibab and Bright Angel. So many people though. We did see a rainbow over the canyon one evening after dinner though.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful in snow

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