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River Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
68% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 308' 94 m
Descent: -108' -33 m
High: 2,700' 823 m
Low: 2,460' 750 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A rugged connector which traverses the canyon just above the Colorado River.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Some exposure along this trail may slow your pace.

Description

From a junction with Silver Bridge and Bright Angel Trail, River Trail winds its way into and out of irregularities in the wall above the Colorado River. Eventually, the trail flattens out and descends slightly to its terminus at South Kaibab.

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Apr 28, 2018
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Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 2 votes

#17

in South Rim

#8930

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Trail Rankings

#17

in South Rim

#334

in Arizona

#8,930

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624 Since May 12, 2015
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Photos

View over the Colorado River heading down South Kaibab
Apr 17, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Colorado River from Silver Bridge (photo by NPS Erin Whittaker)
Jul 6, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
The South Rim offers a delightful view.
Jun 29, 2017 near Grand C…, AZ

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