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Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

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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. With our online itinerary creator, Grand Canyon National Park attractions like Bright Angel Trail can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • It's a fairly easy trail for a good stretch. After about 0.5 miles it starts getting steeper. Going down is easy, you could even run down if you want to. The views are magnificent and they get better ...  more »
  • There are gift shops,Cafe's and eating places here .Also magnificent views of the canyon . worth a visit  more »
  • We only hiked to the 1.5 mile house and the scenery was awesome. The hike back up is tiring since you are at 6000 feet elevation but well worth it. The views of the canyon walls are the best in this f...  more »