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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Tours to Bright Angel Trail
$120 BOOK WITH VIATOR 3 Hour Back-Road Safari to Grand Canyon with Entrance Gate By-Pass at 9:30 am 3 Hour Back-Road Safari to Grand Canyon with Entrance Gate By-Pass at 9:30 am
Duration: 3 hours
$304 BOOK WITH VIATOR Bright Angel Trail Day Hike Tour Bright Angel Trail Day Hike Tour
Duration: 4 to 8 hours
$625 BOOK WITH VIATOR Explore the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon on a Private Guided Hiking Tour Explore the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon on a Private Guided Hiking Tour
Duration: 6 hours
Bright Angel Trail reviews
My son and I hiked a portion of the Bright Angel Trail on our visit to the Grand Canyon. The Trail goes all the way down to the Colorado River. Unless you have serious distance runner fitness...
My son and I hiked a portion of the Bright Angel Trail on our visit to the Grand Canyon. The Trail goes all the way down to the Colorado River. Unless you have serious distance runner fitness... more »
Do NOT underestimate the hike up. As a sign states very accurately 'going down is optional, going up is mandatory' That being said, if you want to completely immerse yourself in the grand canyon...
Do NOT underestimate the hike up. As a sign states very accurately 'going down is optional, going up is mandatory' That being said, if you want to completely immerse yourself in the grand canyon... more »
Amazing view point and an awesome trail to hike down. One of the world wonders Grand Canyon is best accessed from this trail head. Stunning overhead views, awesome signs showing the geological age of this canyon and lovely trail to hike down. Located right behind the Bright Angel lodge, this trail head has rest rooms, water fountains, vending machines and decent parking spots. Grand Canyon park shuttle station is right next to this trail. Very well laid out walking trails from here takes you all the way up to Hermits rest and also down to Colorado river via Indian gardens.
Great trail for heading into the Grand Canyon. It is well maintained. It is sunny, so can be hot. Most people turn around pretty close to the top, so that part is busy. Have hiked the trail to the bottom, but this time just a small section. Saw some adventurous mountain goats too.
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