Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

4.8
#1 of 35 in Outdoors 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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  • Great trail for beginners like me and my Family. Just don’t over do it so you enjoy yourself on the hike. We chose to hike for 30 minutes and then turn back. Take plenty of water and a snack.  more »
  • We made it almost to the 3-mile rest house before we turned around. Hiked with 3 children aged 8, 11, and 12. We left at 6am before it got too hot. We hiked leisurely and made it back up to the...  more »

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