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River Trail

The River Trail is a hiking trail in Grand Canyon National Park. This trail connects the end of the Bright Angel Trail with Phantom Ranch and the South Kaibab Trail.

photo: The confluence of Bright Angel Creek with the Colorado River from the River Trail above Phantom Ranch in Grand Canyon National P. Photo by Fredlyfish4.

Length: 1.70 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: At Grand Canyon NP along Colorado R., joins Bright Angel Trail to Kaibab Trails.
State(s): Arizona
Counties:
Longitude: -112.09574
Latitude: 36.09695

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Description

Though it has no official trailhead, the River Trail is an important link in the trail system in Grand Canyon. This trail connects the Bright Angel Trail at its western terminus with Phantom Ranch and the Bright Angel Campground via the silver suspension bridge. One mile beyond the silver bridge is the eastern terminus and junction with the South Kaibab Trail. Heading north on the South Kaibab Trail leads to the black suspension bridge and across the river to the North Kaibab Trail junction.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1981

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Grand Canyon National Park
P.O. Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
(520) 638-9734 ext. 2

 

Photos

The confluence of Bright Angel Creek with the Colorado River from the River Trail above Phantom Ranch in Grand Canyon National P. Photo by Fredlyfish4.

The confluence of Bright Angel Creek with the Colorado River from the River Trail above Phantom Ranch in Grand Canyon National P. Photo by Fredlyfish4.

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