Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon National Park

4.9
#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.
Create an itinerary including Bright Angel Point
map
Bright Angel Point Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
548 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is easy access from the lodge with great views and great spots for camera shots. Expect it to be crowed as it is an easy hike for young and old.  more »
  • The first part of the trail is not that steep. There is water and restrooms at the 1.5 mile mark. The views of the canyon walls are amazing as you descend  more »
  • The trail is paved and can be rated as easy. It will take less than 30 min from the visitor center to reach the end of the trail. The views from here are quite breathtaking. It is a popular point for ...  more »

Plan your trip to Grand Canyon National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Grand Canyon National Park by other users

14 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Grand Canyon National Park & Sedona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Death Valley National Park, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans