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Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon National Park

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Historic Walking Area Hiking Trail
Towering above the Grand Canyon, is the national park's most popular viewpoint. You can get close to the viewpoint via car, but to be rewarded with its famous view, you'll need to hike the paved 0.4 km (0.25 mi) long trail along a ridge. At the end, you'll be able to see the vastness of the Grand Canyon, stretching so far below that even the Colorado River will be out of sight. Although the pathway is paved, it has a noticeable elevation change. Put Bright Angel Point into our Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Grand Canyon National Park.
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  • So glad I got this off my bucket list.The grand Canyon really must be seen to be believed. When you walk to the rim and look out over the canyon wow comes to mind then wow again! Truly one of the wond...  more »
  • Bright Angel Point Grand Canyon is a gorgeous vista that is a beautiful lookout and very humbling. If you have a fear of heights, there are areas toward the end of this walk that are challenging but k...  more »
  • Bright Angel Point is maybe 0.5 miles from the Grand Canyon Lodge, and the path itself is pretty easy. The views from the whole trail are beautiful. It also was not a very busy trail. This one would p...  more »

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Where to stay in Grand Canyon National Park

You'll find plenty of options if you want to stay inside Grand Canyon National Park. Most campgrounds and lodges sit around the South Rim area, and they tend to fill up quickly for summer visits, so book as far in advance as possible. The price range for lodge accommodations varies greatly, so there's something for nearly every budget. The less-visited North Rim features one lodge. For those who hike to the bottom of the canyon, dormitories and cabins are available at Phantom Ranch. If you can't secure a place in the park or find something there to your liking, the small village near the south entrance offers inns and economy motels. You’ll have the convenience of nearby restaurants if you stay there.
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