South Kaibab to the Tipoff
South Kaibab Trail: A Supercontinent Torn Asunder
The South Kaibab Trail at Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular, and popular, trails in the park.  We will traverse soaring mesas and buttes on our way down to the thrilling Tipoff, an amazing cliff atop the Redwall Limestone that provides an intense and sweeping view of Grand Canyon.  While hiking down the South Kaibab Trail, and from the overlook, we will observe the rocks that tell the story of the rifting of the supercontient Rodinia, a massive almagalm of all the Earth's continents, roughly 750 million years ago.

Check out our other Grand Canyon Hiking tours , our more adventurous Grand Canyon BackPacking tours , or go for comfort with our Grand Canyon BaseCamping tours !
grand canyon south kaibab hiking
grand canyon south kaibab hiking
grand canyon south kaibab hiking
grand canyon south kaibab hiking

Distance: 6 miles

Elevation Change: 5800' feet (2400' down, 2400' up)

Fitness: 4
Comfort: 1
Solitude: 1

Cost:
1 person: $450
2 people: $225 per person
3 people: $200 per person
4-5 people: $160 per person
6 people: $130 per person
Age 10 and under:  $100 per person


What is included?
Transportation to and from the trailhead from your Flagstaff hotel, excellent picnic lunch, trail snacks, day packs, trekking poles, and knowledgeable, licensed geologist/guides.


What should you bring?
Appropriate clothing for the weather (call us for details if unsure), water bottles or hydration bladder (3 liter capacity per person), hiking shoes/boots, waterproof jacket/poncho, hat & sunglasses, camera, sunscreen. During colder weather, warm hats, gloves, and scarves will be desirable. Guide gratuities are customary and greatly appreciated.

Joining a tour:
To make a reservation, visit our  Reservation Request  page. Or call our office at 1-602-904-2536, Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm AZ time.

Meeting Time and Place:
Blue Marble can grab you from your hotel in Flagstaff, or you may choose to meet at the designated meeting place, which will be included in your pre-trip information packet. Our meeting time will be arranged upon booking your reservation and is largely dependent on time of year.

Cancellations:
To guarantee your reservation we require a 50% deposit. We collect the remaining balance 30 days prior to the hike departing. Any cancellation made more than 15 days prior to departure will receive a full refund less a $30 processing fee. Cancellations made within 15 days will receive a 50% refund and any cancellation made within 72 hours of the hike departing will receive no refunds or credits. There are no refunds for guests who arrive late or depart early from the trip. There are no refunds for late arrivals.