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. (PDF – 656 kb)
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 / PDF – 656 kb) 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.
- Items marked with an asterisk (*) provide more details when you hover your mouse over them.
- Distances below are shown in miles/kilometers and elevation in feet/meters.
- Visit Grand Canyon’s Critical Backcountry Updates: Including Trail Closures and Restrictions page for current information and updates.
|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|
|River Trail Jct||7.7/12.4||2440/744||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|