Day 2 | Rainbow Rim Trail (18-36 miles)

The famed Rainbow Rim Trail runs near the National Park through Kaibab National Forest, and is the only section of trail along the rim of the entire Grand Canyon where bikes are allowed! A gorgeous, moderate out-and-back over a surface of eroded limestone, the trail cuts in and out of the forest to parallel spectacular Grand Canyon views. Each of the trail's five overlooks offer a distinct view and perspective of the Grand Canyon's features, including the Powell Plateau, Steamboat Mountain, Tapeats Amphitheater and Great Thumb Mesas. Flat sections follow brief up-and-downs as the trail winds in and out between the overlooks.