Top Grand Canyon Trails: 6, Boucher Trail

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Boucher Trail
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At ten miles, the Boucher Trail is the longest (and perhaps the most difficult) of the main South Rim paths to the Colorado River, and receives little maintenance, yet the route is relatively well used, both for there-and-back trips, and two or three day loops also involving the adjacent Hermit Trail and a section of the Tonto Trail. The start point is Hermits Rest, at the end of the West Rim Drive; the path is steep at first, then nearly level as it contours above Hermit Creek, and later increasingly steep again, eventually following Boucher Creek all the way to the river.

Length 10 miles (16.1 km), elevation change 4,470 feet (1,362 meters)


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