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Rim Trail

EASY 89 reviews

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
879 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.

hiking
5 days ago

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.

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hiking
17 days ago

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

hiking
22 days ago

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

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super easy for almost anybody

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2 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.

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2 months ago