Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

4.8
#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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  • No matter how far you can make it along this path, give it your best shot! We did the 1.5 mile trek down and made it down in an hour and 20 minutes and then back up it took us an hour and a half, not....  more »
  • Difficult especially if you are over 65, but possible. The views beyond belief. Feeling of accomplishment to have done it. Once in a lifetime experience.  more »

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