Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon National Park

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Grand Canyon National Park
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. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Grand Canyon National Park trip simple and quick.
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  • If you are looking at the opposite cliff at the end of the cliff, marvel at the scenery that ignores the perspective. Especially at this point, such perspective are extremely flavored.
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  • This is a very smooth hike down to the Plateau, using gentle switchbacks from the rim to first one and then, at three miles, a second resthouse. This part of the trail is well maintained and provides ...  more »
  • Bright Angel Point Trail is a 0.7 mile, well-used loop trail located at the North Rim. The trail head is behind the North Rim Lodge. It offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. People of ...  more »
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