North Kaibab Trail to Redwall Bridge, located at the North Grand Canyon Rim, is thrilling as you head down into the inner canyon. You are physically challenged, yet a fantastic trek to get a feel for the Grand Canyon.
Living in Colorado and knowing our mountain passes will soon be packed with snow, we headed to Kanab, Utah, just before it all began. One last trip.
Several trails we found I wanted to share as they rival our Colorado in their beauty. North Kaibab Trail is just one of them, and incredibly memorable!
We arrived at 7 am, 23 degrees in late October, but soon we shed the coat, the gloves, and the hat and enjoyed the warmth of the sunshine intensify as we hiked steadily down the canyon.
At 3/4 of a mile reaching Coconino Overlook, you can’t help but keep going and see what lies ahead. If you are not used to hiking, this is a perfect turn-around point. The views!
At Supai Tunnel, there is a restroom and water resupply. A vast area to rest, regroup and refuel.
The trail has been a steady downhill, and I try not to think about the only way out is up. Several backpackers passed us, coming up from the bottom of the canyon or heading down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon to Phantom Ranch (on a lottery system)
Reservations required for Phantom Ranch > for more information.
Passing through Supai Tunnel, Redwall Bridge is in our view, just a speck far down the canyon. Lots of steep downhill switchbacks to go. Excited! It is a gorgeous hike.
Short mileage to reach Redwall Bridge, but our legs say differently. It was a downhill trek that was rough on the knees and calves. It would be amazing to keep going if prepared and stay at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. However, we need to go up to get back!
Loved this hike. Staying in Kanab, Utah, as a base in late October proved the perfect location to find spectacular hiking.
BRIGHT ANGEL OVERLOOK
The Visitor Center at the North Rim Grand Canyon was closed in late October (it usually closes in mid-Oct for winter). But Bright Angel Overlook was busy with onlookers and not to be missed! A short 1/2 mile paved path with views beyond imagination.
North Kaibab Trail to Redwall Bridge
6.5 miles out and back
Elevation gain of 3274′
Restroom at Trailhead
Dogs are not allowed on the trail
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