South Kaibab Trail to Skeleton Point

HARD 55 reviews
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South Kaibab Trail to Skeleton Point is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Canyon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and horses. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1981 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

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3 days ago

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10 days ago

I loved the views!! it's a steep start down but worth it...if you go to Cedars Ridge you may as well go to Skeleton point as it's not a hard hike from there. just went end of November 2017 and it was cool in early am but hot by the time I got to the campground...bring layers

18 days ago

Just did it today!! Beautiful!!

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1 month ago

Hiked 11/6 with warm sunny late morning descent and cloudy cool ascent early afternoon. Colors changed dramatically under cloud cover. Be sure to look for the rock with the dinosaur prints about .75mi below Ooh Ahh vista. On the left on descent.

Te veel mensen

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2 months ago

Incredible! Hiked a little further down to Tip Off. Nice hike for an out and back in a day. Make sure you bring enough water - we drank a litre over 4 litres / 1 gallon each.

2 months ago

Spectacular views of the canyon! We went in July when the temperatures were over 100. It wasn't as difficult as the rangers made it out to be and urged us to cut our trip short. Next time we will venture past Skeleton Point.

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3 months ago

Spectacular hike! Very challenging to walk 3 miles straight downhill only to know you have to return back to the top of the Canyon afterwards, but well worth the effort - fantastic views of the Colorado river once you've reached your destination. Recommend continuing two switchback beyond the point for a shady lunch site with an impressive view. Bring enough water! Then pack even more water. And plan to take your time on your way back up.

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3 months ago