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 decided that we would try to hike to the first rest area 1 1/2 miles down. Spectacular views but a tough hike back up. We thought we were is better shape than we are. Definitely winded but so glad ...  more »
  • This is probably the most well-known trail at the South Rim. It is long, but not treacherous. Still, take your time and bring lots of water. It gets quite hot and dry. We did not get all the way down,...  more »
  • This trail is very popular and will be crowded. Get out early. Go at your own pace and don't travel beyond your means. Bring water too. The views are amazing and even though I don't like heights I fel...  more »

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