Arizona October 10, 2019
Walk Across A 440-Foot Suspension Bridge On South Kaibab Trail In Arizona
Bridge hikes are equal parts heart-stopping and breathtaking, and South Kaibab Trail is no exception. This long yet overwhelmingly rewarding trek leads through some of the Grand Canyon’s least-traveled areas and offers unparalleled views.
This particular leg of South Kaibab is by far the longest, clocking in at just over 13 miles.
It's an arduous trek, no doubt, but a primarily downhill slope eases the burden ever so slightly. Views of the Grand Canyon akin to this majesty simply don't exist anywhere else.
A 440-foot long suspension bridge spans the Colorado River, teasing hikers as they slowly inch down towards it.
Don't be surprised if some hesitation crops up when you finally happen upon the crossing - after all, it is airborne by thousands of feet.
As if leading the way to a castle, it opens up and creates a pathway between the two foreboding canyons.
A single moment of panic ensues as you step onto the first wooden plank.
Your gait may be timid and unsure initially, but rest-assured these mighty steel reinforcements have held their own for decades.
Upon reaching the aptly-named summit, get ready to take lots of pictures.
You'll enjoy a panoramic view encompassing every crevice and valley of the world wonder Arizona is so honored to house.
Looking out at all the undulating rock formations really has a way of minimizing any irrational worries or nagging thoughts.
It's almost as if this craggy, mystical landscape extends infinitely into the distance.
Visit the hike’s
page on AllTrails to learn more.
Have you ever hiked South Kaibab Trail? If so, tell us all about your experience walking across the bridge. Don’t forget to check out our previous article for another magical bridge hike:
Cross This Massive Bridge Into A Mystical Arizona Mountain Range.
Address: S Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon Village, AZ, USA