People fly around the globe to experience the awe-inspiring majesty of the Grand Canyon. Trails here range from easy, flat rim hikes to challenging descents (followed by their strenuous uphill returns). The canyon is best hiked during Spring or Fall. In Winter it is blanketed in ice and snow. And Summer brings temperatures as high as 120 degrees at the base.

Scroll down to explore Grand Canyon area hikes. Click hike names for full details.


Grand Canyon Hikes

 

Landscape, Hikers, Resting, Shade, Trees, Refilling, Indian Garden, Arizona, Grand Canyon, Canyons, Hiking Grand Canyon, South Rim Day Hikes★★★★★ Bright Angel Hiking Trail to Indian Gardens / Difficult / 4.5 miles

This quintessential Grand Canyon’s hike descends 4.5-miles to a lush green oasis. Indian Gardens, on the canyon’s middle plateau, features a babbling brook and leafy trees perfect for resting and recuperating under.

 

Ledge, Overlook, Colorado River, Cliffs, Plateau Point Trail, Arizona, Grand Canyon, Hiking Grand Canyon, South Rim Day Hikes★★★★★ Plateau Point Hiking Trail / Easy (after difficult descent) / 1.5 miles

Seeing the Colorado River roaring 1,300′ below this stone overlook, is utterly amazing! Enveloped in towering views of technicolor cliffs, this spur trail from Indian Gardens is bucket-list worthy.


Grand Canyon Area Hikes

 

Landscape, View, Rocky Crest, Bill Williams Mountain, Bill Williams Hiking Trail, Williams, Arizona★★★☆☆ Bill Williams Hiking Trail / Difficult / 3.85 miles

On the outskirts of the charming western town, Williams, this hike up the namesake mountain, has surprisingly varied terrain. It gradually transforms from arid to lush (with ferns & moss) as it ascends. Summit views are expansive.

 

Landscape, View, Colorado River, Horseshoe Bend, Lookout Point, Page, Arizona, Cliffs, Colorado Plateau, Horseshoe Bend Hiking Trail, Family Hikes, Easy★★★★☆ Horseshoe Bend Hiking Trail / Easy / 0.75 miles

Enormous cliffs tower over the Colorado River, as it makes a hairpin turn around Horseshoe Bend. This short, blustery hike leads to Lookout Point, where views from a 1000′ high, heart-palpitating rim boggle the mind!

 

A hiker under a shaft of light, in Buckskin Gulch, in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Utah. Accessed from Wire Pass Hiking Trail. Easy Hikes. Grand Canyon Area★★★★★ Wire Pass to Buckskin Gulch Hiking Trails / Easy / 1.75 – 13.5 miles

One of the longest, deepest, and most stunning, slot canyons in the world, can be accessed by hiking Wire Pass to Buckskin Gulch. Both trails sit just north of the Arizona border and are beyond-words beautiful!