Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

Must see · Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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. Arrange your visit to Bright Angel Trail and discover more family-friendly attractions in Grand Canyon National Park using our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker site.
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  • This is one of if not the most popular trail that actually goes into the canyon. First time I was there, I was confused to discover it gets hotter as you go deeper. Apparently cold does not sink at....  more »
  • Make sure to leave early for this hike if going in the summer. It gets hot with little shade because you are exposed going down into the canyon. But great views and well supported with bathrooms only....  more »
  • Absolutely love this trail. The views!! But, here is a warning…two of our 8 family members had trouble with this hike. Had they only gone to the 1.5 mile marker and turned around, it would have been.....  more »

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