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Rim to Rim: South Kaibab to North Kaibab Trails


Itinerary

South Kaibab Trailhead
6.8 mi • 800 ft gain
Bright Angel Campground
13.7 mi • 6,500 ft gain
North Kaibab Trailhead
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How to get a permit

This trip requires a Grand Canyon National Park Backcountry Permit. Reservations depend on your start date:

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun

Jul 1–31

Limited number of permits available.

3 options


A

Passed Online lottery

OpensFeb 1612 AM MST
ClosesMar 15 PM MST
Feb 16 – Mar 1
Enter lottery
Enter lottery

B

Online reservations

OpensApr 18 AM MST
ClosesDay of11:59 PM MST
Apr 1 – day of
Book online
Passed Unclaimed lottery permits release: Apr 1 at 8 AM MST
Book online

C

In-person reservations

OpensDay of8 AM MST
ClosesDay of5 PM MST
day of
No additional permits released

Don’t want to miss the deadline?

Let us know when you want to go and we’ll remind you to book.


Permit details

Here is how to fill out the Grand Canyon National Park Backcountry Permit application:

Entry LocationSouth Kaibab Trailhead
Exit LocationNorth Kaibab Trailhead
Type of backcountry / wilderness use requestedBackpacking
Night 1CBG Bright Angel

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