Yaki Point - Kaibab Rim (Orange) Route

a green and white bus with passengers at a bus stop with a vast canyon landscape in the distance.
The shuttle bus stop at Yaki Point is right at the scenic overlook.

NPS/M. Quinn

Quick Facts
Shuttle Bus Stop — Kaibab (Orange) Route

Bus/Shuttle Stop, Restroom, Wheelchair Accessible


  • Scenic Overlook
  • Vault Toilets

Yaki Point is the only viewpoint on Desert View Drive that is closed to private vehicles. It can be only be reached by taking the free eastbound Kaibab Rim (Orange) Route shuttle, departing from the Visitor Center Shuttle Bus Terminal.

Yaki Point is often a less crowded place from which to enjoy sunset or sunrise. 

Kaibab Rim (Orange) Route - Winter Schedule

December 1, 2023, through February 29, 2024.

  • 50 minutes round trip (without getting off the bus)
  • First bus is at 8 am, and the last bus is at 6:30 pm.

  • Every 22 minutes 8 to 11 am
  • Every 15 minutes: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Every 22 minutes: 3 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Last bus 6:30 pm
  • Be at a bus stop no later then 6 pm
Need access to or from the South Kaibab Trailhead when the shuttle buses are not running? Please contact Xanterra Taxi Service at (928) 638-2631.

Route Information

The Kaibab/Rim (Orange) Route is a shuttle bus loop that takes approximately 50 minutes to ride the entire route and return to the same location. At the Visitor Center Shuttle Bus Terminal, there are separate stops for the eastbound and westbound shuttles. Additional bus stops are at the following locations:

Visitor Center Shuttle Bus Terminal (eastbound)

  • South Kaibab Trailhead
  • Yaki Point
  • Pipe Creek Vista

Visitor Center Shuttle Bus Terminal (westbound)

  • Mather Point
  • Yavapai Geology Museum

Shuttle Bus Rules

  • No pets allowed on shuttle buses. Service dogs are permitted (as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act).
  • No eating or open drink containers.
  • Shuttle buses are equipped with ramps and space to carry passengers in wheelchairs. Please note that wheelchairs larger than 30 inches wide by 48 inches long (76 cm x 122 cm) cannot be accommodated on shuttle buses, and most motorized scooters will not fit.

  • Collapse strollers before entering the shuttle bus. No oversized or jogging strollers. Remove baby-back carriers when seated.

  • Shuttle buses can accommodate two or three bicycles, but not tag alongs, baby trailers, or children's bicycles with wheels less than 16 inches (41 cm). Riders must load and unload their bicycles from the front-facing rack.

  • Shuttle buses only stop at designated bus stops.

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Last updated: December 8, 2023