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The South Kaibab Trail head is at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon about 2.25 mi (3.5 km) due east of the National Park headquarters and visitors center at Grand Canyon Village.Convenient access is provided by the paved south entrance road, east Rim Drive Road and Yaki Point Road leading east and north from the village, a driving distance of 3.5 mi (5.75 km) from the Park Headquarters (Fig. 1). Grand Canyon Village at the South Rim is accessible from the south by US 180 and Arizona 64 from Flagstaff (80 mi; 129 km) or by Arizona 64 from just east of Williams (60 mi; 95 km), or from the east via Arizona 64 (57 mi; 92 km) leading west from Cameron.

Detailed geology is shown on the geologic map of the Eastern Grand Canyon, 1:62,500 (Huntoon and others, 1986). A larger scale (1:24,000) topographic, shaded relief map is alavailable (Washburn, 1978), a part of which is used as (Fig. 1).

Overnight motel accommodations and campsites are available at the Grand Canyon Village but generally must be reserved in advance during the major tourist season, April through October. A full day is recommended for a one way traverse of the South Kaibab Trail. Overnight accommodations at the bottom are available at Phantom Ranch or at Bright Angel Creek campground (Park Service permit required), but also generally require reservations several months in advance. The return trip to the rimcan be made back up to the South Kaibab Trail

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