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. 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 only hiked down to the 1 1/2 mile rest and the hike back was plenty strenuous. There was fresh snow from the night before and I would not have felt comfortable without traction devices. I can say I...  more »
  • Absolutely loved and enjoyed every minute of the Bright Angel Trail. The views were outstanding and even though the weather was not kind to us, we still had some great views. The hike itself was quite...  more »
  • We did the trail until 3-Mile Resthouse, which took us 4 hours for 10 km out and back with 645 m of vertical drop. I found the South Kaibab more beautiful. I recommend getting the free detailed hiking map at the visitors center: Hiking Into the Grand Canyon.
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