The Kaibab Rim (Orange) Route is a figure 8 loop that provides transport between the Visitor Center Shuttle Bus Terminal and South Kaibab Trailhead, Yaki Point, Pipe Creek Overlook, Mather Point, and Yavapai Geology Museum.
The road to South Kaibab Trailhead and Yaki Point is closed to private vehicles. Access is by park shuttle, on foot, or by bicycle. Please park at Grand Canyon Visitor Center and take the Kaibab Rim (Orange) shuttle bus from the Visitor Center to the South Kaibab Trailhead. It is a 9 minute ride.
50 Minutes Round-trip (without getting off the bus)
Winter Bus Schedule
(December 1, 2023, through February 29, 2024)
First bus is at 8 am, and the last bus is at 6:30 pm.
Every 22 minutes 8 to 11 am
Every 15 minutes: 11 am to 3 pm
Every 22 minutes: 3 pm to 6:30 pm
Last bus 6:30 pm
Be at a bus stop no later then 6 pm
If trail users need access to or from the South Kaibab Trailhead when the shuttle buses are not running, please contact Xanterra Taxi Service at 928.638.2631.
Kaibab Rim (Orange) Route - Need to Know
The Eastbound bus provides direct service from the Visitor Center to South Kaibab Trailhead, then it continues on to Yaki Point and Pipe Creek Overlook, before returning to the Visitor Center.
The eastbound bus and the early morning Hikers' Express Shuttle offer the only motorized access to the South Kaibab Trailhead, since the road is closed to private vehicles.
The Westbound bus starts from the Visitor Center, travels to Mather Point and Yavapai Geology Museum, then it returns to the Visitor Center.
It is possible to begin a walk on the paved rim trail from Yavapai Geology Museum, Mather Point, Pipe Creek Vista, or the South Kaibab Trailhead, walk for a while, then catch the bus at any of these locations, for a ride back to your starting point.
When walking or cycling at the Grand Canyon, make sure to take your time and carry food and water with you. The South Rim of Grand Canyon averages 7,000 feet / 2,134 meters above sea level. Visitors with respiratory or heart problems may experience difficulties. Exercising at this elevation can be strenuous.