Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

4.8
#1 of 16 in Trails in Grand Canyon National 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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  • We wanted to do a hike on the Bright Angel Trail and read reviews about the difficulty. If you are in reasonably good shape (can easily run a 5K) disregard what you read. We are 50 and made it down an...  more »
  • But I must warn you, it’s not for armchair explorers. The top 8 km are made up of seemingly endless switchbacks. Every step you descend you’ll have to go up later when you’re tired and in the heat of ...  more »
  • Wonderful hike for all ages. Mostly paved trail that is pretty easy to climb. Breathtaking views all along the trail for everyone to behold. Wheel chairs could make it most of the way. An easy, approa...  more »
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