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Rim to Rim to Rim Trail in 5 days


Itinerary

South Kaibab Trailhead
6.8 mi • 800 ft gain
Bright Angel Campground
7.3 mi • 1,800 ft gain
Cottonwood Campground
12.8 mi • 5,200 ft gain
Cottonwood Campground
12 mi • 2,100 ft gain
Indian Garden Campground
4.5 mi • 3,200 ft gain
Bright Angel 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:

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

Jun 1–30

Limited number of permits available.

3 options


A

Passed Online lottery

OpensJan 1612 AM MST
ClosesFeb 15 PM MST
Jan 16 – Feb 1
Enter lottery
Enter lottery

B

Online reservations

OpensMar 18 AM MST
ClosesDay of11:59 PM MST
Mar 1 – day of
Book online
Passed Unclaimed lottery permits release: Mar 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 LocationBright Angel Trailhead
Type of backcountry / wilderness use requestedBackpacking
Night 1CBG Bright Angel
Night 2CCG Cottonwood
Night 3CCG Cottonwood
Night 4CIG Indian Garden

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