Rainbow Rim Trail #10

Area Status: Open
The area near the Rainbow Rim Trail

The Rainbow Rim Trail is located along the rim of the Grand Canyon and connects five large "Points" of land that overhang the canyon and the Arizona Strip.

The five "Points" are Parissawampitts, Fence, Locust, North Timp and Timp. Each offers a different view and perspective of Grand Canyon features such as Powell Plateau, Steamboat Mountain, Tapeats Amphitheater and Great Thumb Mesas, as well as the Mt. Trumbull region of the Arizona Strip. In addition to the areas along the rim, the trail passes through a forest of beautiful ponderosa pine and drops into a number of steep-sided canyons filled with groves of aspens and small meadows.

Please note that e-bikes are not authorized on the trail.

Rainbow Rim Trail - Recreation Opportunity Guide & Map

At a Glance

Best Season: Late Spring to Fall.
Water: None. Bring everything that you will need.
Restroom: None.

General Information



Go 26.5 miles south of Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center on AZ 67, turn right on FR 22 for 10.5 miles to FR 206. Turn left and continue on FR 206 for 3.5 miles and turn right on FR 214 and follow it for 8 miles to Parissawampitts Viewpoint.


Continue on FR 206 for an additional 1.5 miles to the FR 271, turn right for .1 mile to FR 294, continue on FR 294 for .1 to FR 293 and follow it to the trailhead in about 8 miles.


Follow FR 294 for about 8 miles to the trailhead.

North Timp:

From the junction of FR 206 and 271, follow FR 271 for 5 miles to FR 271A, turn right and follow FR 271A for 3 miles.


From the junction of FR 206 and 271, follow FR 271 for 8 miles to the trailhead.

General Notes:

No motorized vehicles.


Mountain Biking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Horse Riding

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
27.5 miles

  Elevation : 
7550 ft.