The Dripping Spring Trail
combines a partial descent into the Grand Canyon - to the upper end of the deep, narrow ravine formed by Hermit Creek - with an exploration of a tributary drainage containing a permanent spring, located in a cool alcove beneath a sheer cliff. The path is quite popular, a good choice for a leisurely day trip; it begins at Hermits Rest, at the far end of the West Rim Drive, a location reachable for most of the year only by shuttlebus.
3.1 miles (5 km), elevation change
1,400 feet (427 meters)