South Kaibab Trailhead
South Kaibab Trailhead: abandon elevation, all ye who enter here.

The South Kaibab Trail makes a steep, rocky 6 1/2 mile descent to the Colorado River. In 1961 I took this trail all the way down to Phantom Ranch and back on the Bright Angel in one day – in the summer! Our hike leader was J. Harvey Butchart, Mathematics professor in Flagstaff and the greatest Grand Canyon explorer.

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