Rim-to-Rim: North Kaibab to Grand Canyon Village
Four days across the Grand Canyon you will never forget!
There is a secret to a Grand Canyon rim-to-rim hike: Take four days to do it, even if you can do it in one.
- Spend time at Ribbon Falls? It's a destination unto itself.
- Spend a couple of hours at Phantom Ranch hanging out with other hikers
- Feel the incredible night breeze at Cottonwood Camp.
- See the sunset at Plateau Point, which must be seen to be believed.
So, take your time--take four days for the hike. Each day's trek is six miles or so, and you have all kinds of time to actually see the Canyon and marvel at its beauty. Spend your first night at Cottonwood Camp, and marvel at the lights from the North Rim Lodge twinkling a mile above you. Spend the second at Bright Angel Campground, and enjoy a steak dinner at Phantom Ranch. Spend your third night at Indian Garden, and just relax. The fourth day's hike out is much easier, since you are already nearly halfway up the south rim.