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Dripping Springs Trail

  • View as we head toward Dripping Springs
  • Precious water in the Grand Canyon at Dripping Springs
  • Dripping Springs below Grand Canyon rim


  • This 6-mile round trip hike is a great day hike at Grand Canyon with fewer crowds.
  • There are great views along the upper section of the trail and the namesake springs at the turn around point.
  • This is a moderate hike that provides solitude and varied scenery. 

Dripping Springs Trail


Hikers looking for a day hike that is less crowded than main trails will find a treat at Dripping Springs. The hike is approximately 6 miles round trip with an elevation change of 1,400 feet. The trail begins at Hermit's Rest at the end of the West Rim drive. Take the Hermit Trail to the Dripping Springs junction (about 1.6 miles) with great canyon views along the way. The upper portion of the trail is the steepest. At 2.7 miles, there is a junction with Boucher Trail. Follow Dripping Springs Trail to mile 3.1, the turn around point. Water is a precious commodity in Grand Canyon and hikers will enjoy the change in vegetation and cooler environment in this hidden oasis. 

Remember to take plenty of water and snacks for the hike and don't rely on the springs. Leave this water for wildlife and plants. In addition, water sources within the canyon can contain giardia and must be treated before drinking. Take plenty of photos and leave only footprints.

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