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.
Bright Angel Trail reviews
Hiked this trail on January 17th 2021. We were told it was icy at the top but it honestly was not bad at all. No need for spikes. Hiked down to the 3 mile rest house and back up. Took about 4 hours... more »
Let me preface this review by saying I think this is a great hike. The warning I give is make sure you know the trail conditions if you’re dead set on hiking the Bright Angel Trail. My intent was to..... more »
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