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 AngelDistanceElevationWaterToiletPhoneRangerCamp
Trailheadn/a6890/2091
1.5 Mi. Resthouse1.5/2.45720/1743Yes*YesYesNoNo
3 mile Resthouse3.0/4.84720/1439Yes*YesYesNoNo
Indian Garden4.6/7.43800/1158YesYesYesYesYes
Plateau Point6.1/9.83781/1152YesNoNoNoNo
River Trail Jct7.7/12.42440/744NoYesNoNoNo
Bright Angel9.3/14.92400/732YesYesYesYesYes
Phantom Ranch9.8/15.72560/780YesYesYesYesNo*
South KaibabDistanceElevationWaterToiletPhoneRangerCamp
Trailheadn/a7260/2213
Ooh-Aah Point.9/1.456660/2030NoNoNoNoNo
Cedar Ridge1.5/2.45760/1756NoYesNoNoNo
Tonto Trail Jct4.4/7.14000/1219NoYesYesNoNo
River Trail Jct6.0/9.72640/805NoNoNoNoNo
Bright Angel6.4/10.32400/732YesYesYesYesYes
Phantom Ranch6.9/11.12560/780YesYesYesYesNo*
North KaibabDistanceElevationWaterToiletPhoneRangerCamp
Trailheadn/a8241/2512
Supai Tunnel2.0/3.26800/2073**YesNoNoNo
Roaring Springs4.7/7.65200/1585Yes*YesNoNoNo
Cottonwood6.9/11.14000/1219Yes*YesYesYesYes
Ribbon Falls8.4/13.53720/1134NoNoNoNoNo
Phantom Ranch14.0/22.52560/780YesYesYesYesNo*
Bright Angel14.5/23.32400/732YesYesYesYesYes