Grand Canyon National Park: Hikers Descending South Kaibab Trail 0233
Hikers descending South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park. The formation in the foreground and left of center is O'Neill Butte, named after William "Bucky" O'Neill, a pioneer prospector and Grand Canyon promoter during the 1890's. He also helped organize the Rough Riders during the Spanish American war and was killed on San Juan Hill.
Hikers seeking panoramic views unparalleled on any other trail at Grand Canyon will want to consider a hike down the South Kaibab Trail. It is the only trail at Grand Canyon National Park that so dramatically holds true to a ridgeline descent. But this exhilarating sense of exposure to the vastness of the canyon comes at a cost: there is little shade and no water for the length of this trail. Learn more here:
NPS photo by M. Quinn, May 12, 2013.