Tonto Trail: S Kaibab - Hermits Rapid
Trip Date: December 28, 2012-January 1, 2013
Start/Finish: South Kaibab Trailhead
Season: Late September-May, the summer months can be extremely hot and are not recommended
Permit: Yes, walk-in permits easily obtained during the winter months. More info found here.
Why Go? Winter is a great time to visit the Grand. Although temperatures on the Rim can be down right frigid, the inner canyon remains comfortable and if lucky highs will flirt with the mid 50's.