Boucher Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

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The Boucher Trail is a hiking trail of the South Rim in Grand Canyon National Park, located in the U.S. state of Arizona.
The trail officially begins at a low point on the Dripping Springs Trail, in the southwest part of Hermit Canyon. Access to the Boucher Trail requires a hike of about 2¾ miles along the Hermit Trail and Dripping Springs Trail. Cairns exist in key places and can be spotted with some careful looking.
The trail heads to the north and has little elevation change after leaving the Hermit Trail. There are a few short, sharp descents and climbs around minor rockfalls and washbeds. After about 3mi the trail contours around Yuma Point and heads southwestward until a sharp descent at the head of Travertine Canyon through the Supai Group. This descent steepens above 25% at places, which requires care to descend. Hikers descending in this area may need to exercise care as some points require steps down of three to five feet. After the descent, the trail heads up the east side of Travertine Canyon to Whites Butte.
After the Whites Butte saddle, the trail descends through a natural break in the Redwall Limestone onto the Tonto Platform to a junction with the Tonto Trail. This section is not as steep as the Travertine Canyon section, but can still exceed a 20% grade. The junction is marked by a noticeable cairn. At the junction, the Tonto Trail heads east towards Hermit Canyon or west into the Boucher Creek drainage.
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  • Did the Hermit-Tonto-Boucher loop April 2018. Fantastic 4 day hike! Can now cross this off my bucket list. Day 1- 6:45 am Hermits Rest down Hermits Trail to Hermit Camp. Love Hermit trail. Found that ...  more »
  • The trail stands up to his reputation as the toughest trail on the south rim. The intense heat in the middle of summer can not be underestimated. The view from Yuma point is the best i have seen in th...  more »
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