Grand Canyon’s Corridor Trails

Below Cedar Ridge on the South Kaibab Trail | Photo courtesy of the National Park Service by Mike Quinn

Grand Canyon National Park has published a very nice and informative brochure on Grand Canyon’s three maintained trails, also known as the Corridor Trails. This 2-page color brochure has tips on hiking safely throughout the year, as well as information on the elevations of various landmarks and campgrounds, trail distances, and average temperatures. Included is a map showing the various services available at each stop (toilets, emergency phones, etc.) and a cross section of the canyon and its rock layers with the trails superimposed on it. Corridor Brochure – 1.09 MB PDF

The Corridor Trails consist of the Bright Angel and South Kaibab Trails on the South Rim and the North Kaibab Trail on the North Rim. Below is a table to use as a quick reference for distances to certain landmarks, as well as the availability of water, toilets, emergency phones, ranger stations, and campgrounds at each. Grand Canyon National Park has published an excellent hiking map of the Corridor trails (North Kaibab, South Kaibab and Bright Angel Trails) which includes much information a hiker will find useful on the trail, such as elevations, restrooms, water, distances as well as a general geologic profile of each trail.

Bright Angel Distance Elevation Water Toilet Phone Ranger Camp
Trailhead n/a 6890/2091
1.5 Mi. Resthouse 1.5/2.4 5720/1743 Yes* Yes Yes No No
3 mile Resthouse 3.0/4.8 4720/1439 Yes* Yes Yes No No
Indian Garden 4.6/7.4 3800/1158 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plateau Point 6.1/9.8 3781/1152 Yes No No No No
River Trail Jct 7.7/12.4 2440/744 No Yes No No No
Bright Angel 9.3/14.9 2400/732 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Phantom Ranch 9.8/15.7 2560/780 Yes Yes Yes Yes No*
South Kaibab Distance Elevation Water Toilet Phone Ranger Camp
Trailhead n/a 7260/2213
Ooh-Aah Point .9/1.45 6660/2030 No No No No No
Cedar Ridge 1.5/2.4 5760/1756 No Yes No No No
Tonto Trail Jct 4.4/7.1 4000/1219 No Yes Yes No No
River Trail Jct 6.0/9.7 2640/805 No No No No No
Bright Angel 6.4/10.3 2400/732 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Phantom Ranch 6.9/11.1 2560/780 Yes Yes Yes Yes No*
North Kaibab Distance Elevation Water Toilet Phone Ranger Camp
Trailhead n/a 8241/2512
Supai Tunnel 2.0/3.2 6800/2073 ** Yes No No No
Roaring Springs 4.7/7.6 5200/1585 Yes* Yes No No No
Cottonwood 6.9/11.1 4000/1219 Yes* Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ribbon Falls 8.4/13.5 3720/1134 No No No No No
Phantom Ranch 14.0/22.5 2560/780 Yes Yes Yes Yes No*
Bright Angel 14.5/23.3 2400/732 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes