To accommodate the growing number of visitors to Grand Canyon National Park each year, the Park Service is developing a greenway system on both the North Rim and South Rim. The system of multi-use trails is being developed for pedestrians and cyclists and will be wheelchair accessible. The enhancements also call for a motorized transit plan so that trail users can travel one way on foot or by bike and return by public transit. The trails will include rest areas, overlooks and interpretive signs. In the future, other amenitiessuch as bike, wheelchair and stroller rentalswill be available.
On the North Rim, 28 miles of trails are proposed; on the South Rim, 45 miles. As of December 2011, the Grand Canyon Greenway consisted of the following paved trails on the South Rim:
*Yavapai Lodge to South Kaibab trailhead, 3.3 miles; a side trail also leads to Grand Canyon Visitor Center
*Yavapai Lodge to Hermits Rest, 1.5 miles
There are plans to extend the greenway from Grand Canyon Village to the gateway community of Tusayan (south park entrance). On the North Rim a multi-use trail goes from Bright Angel Point to the North Kaibab trailhead.
The Grand Canyon Greenway trails are located in Grand Canyon National Park; entrance fees apply. For more information, contact Grand Canyon NP
"As of my visit during July of 2002, completed sections of this Greenway Trail were located only at the Canyon's South Rim. Since bicycles are prohibited on ALL paved and unpaved park trails with the exception of the Greenway Trail, visit the South Rim ...