Viewpoints of the Colorado River: South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon

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South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon
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South Kaibab is one of the most popular hiking routes into the Grand Canyon, though not so many people continue all the way to the Colorado, a 6.5 mile journey - relatively short for rim to river routes - descending 4,820 feet. Unlike the most popular trail (Bright Angel), there is no drinking water along the way, though this is available at the end of the path, at Phantom Ranch, a short distance down the river on the far side. The Colorado is crossed on a 450 foot long suspension bridge, spanning a narrow section of the canyon between sheer, pinkish cliffs.

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