Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

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#1 of 34 in Outdoors in Grand Canyon National Park
Must see · Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
Bright Angel Trail begins at Grand Canyon Village and descends 1,335 m (4,380 ft) to the canyon floor. You can follow the trail another 3.2 km (2 mi) to the Bright Angel campground and Phantom Ranch. The path is the main trail used by hikers and mules on their journey through the Grand Canyon to the campground. During high season, the trail can be crowded, but adopt a slow pace to enjoy the views on the way down. Wear footgear with sturdy grips and bring plenty of water. You can stock up on supplies at the visitor center at the top of the plateau before heading down to the canyon floor. Arrange your visit to Bright Angel Trail and discover more family-friendly attractions in Grand Canyon National Park using our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker site.
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  • Our goal was to make it to the big restrooms area called 1 1/2 Mile Resthouse with viewing spots and we made it! So much beauty to see. Wonderful spot to have a snack / lunch to refuel for the trek...  more »
  • My 12 year old son and I hiked the trail and it was great. When we went it was a little ICY but still great. I recommend everyone go down at least a short distance as it really puts the canyon in...  more »

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