Grand Canyon South Kaibab to Skeleton Point

Grand Canyon South Kaibab to Skeleton Point near Grand Canyon, AZ


This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
7 miles
4hours
difficult
Hiking
Fall, Spring
Grand Canyon, AZ
User lost2gether
Grand Canyon South Kaibab to Skeleton Point section is the longest hike recommended for day hikers. The out and back route has a vertical of 610 meters (starting at almost 2200m); the hot, exposed trail adds to the difficulty.

We got a fairly early start so it was quite cool; but that quickly changed when the sun hit the trail -- 10° C (50°F) became 35°C (95°F) in about ninety minutes. This was early October.
There's a sign along the way that states "Going down is optional -- going up is mandatory"; a point that can't be stressed enough. We started with 3 liters of water each and returned empty.

Directions:

Off of Yaki Point Road 36°03'10.6"N 112°05'02.2"W -- during peak seasons you'll have to take a shuttle bus.



Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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