Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon National Park

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#4 of 9 in Trails 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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  • September 24, 2017
    I only hike about 1 - 1 1/2 so this was a great hike for me. It does have up/down slopes. Easy to access at the back of the North Rim Lodge. A popular place at sunrise. Many spots to stop and view the...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    I tackled it in flip-flops and shorts on a very brisk morning, but the exercise kept me warm enough. There are a lot of sloped areas of the trail, so it's necessary to take the uphills slowly if you'r...  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    Went here during the day and at sunset....it changes according to where the sun is in the sky. I could have sat here all day watching the walls of the canyon changing color as the sun and shadows move...  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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