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Bright Angel Trail

Begins near the main Visitor Center complex, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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One of the two superhighways of the Grand Canyon, this well maintained and popular trail offers breathtaking vistas, some shaded areas, plus a number of rest stops that have drinking water.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Begins near the main Visitor Center complex, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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+1 928-638-7888
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Reviewed yesterday

This trail was wide and easy to go down even with snow...we had spikes on our boots. Great views along the way. A moderate hike up, but manageable.

Thank h k
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely walking conditions when we went, almost empty because it was November...the light on the rocks was spectacular, especially at Sunset

Thank Mark-Kenyon
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are physically capable of hiking you have no excuse not to do this. There is a rest room at a place that took us an hour to get to (and that included stopping to take many pictures) that makes a good turn around...More

Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent two days on the Canyon's South Rim in early February 2018. Due to the ever-changing weather we got to experience the Bright Angel Trail in different conditions. We hiked down to the first station (1.5 miles) and back up again. The misty rain...More

1  Thank Ed B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This nine mile trail was our choice from Phantom Ranch to the Rim. Nine miles long, it had a steady grade up and provided clear choice of route. The hike is a taxing one, but the scenery and beauty are well worth the effort.

Thank ChiTDI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for first time after South Rim. Nice mix of history and stunning views, together with the visitor centre for refreshments.

Thank Evargsum
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an awesome time hiking the Bright Angel trail at the south rim in Grand Canyon NP. Lots of great views and panoramic vistas. Take your time and enjoy the trail because it can be as strenuous or easy as you like.. Don't miss...More

1  Thank KABBANG
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The trail was amazingly quiet, we hit aboulutely the most beautiful days sunny 10-14 degrees C at the rim. Having no snow there in Feb is unheard of, people told us normally there is four feet of snow everywhere - totally lucky. We set off...More

Thank LPanchu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was only our first full day in the country and we’d a drive to take in the afternoon so we limited ourselves to walking around 1.5hours along the trail from the top then turned around. This got us to the first rest stop and...More

Thank Henry T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Emboldened by our previous day's short hike on Hermit Trail, we decided to go big. We chose to hike from the rim down to Plateau Point for a better look at the river, as we felt this would give us enough time to hike back...More

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Sonali B
12 January 2018|
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Response from Gypstactor | Reviewed this property |
Actually you go over one suspension bridge before arriving at Phantom Ranch. You also cross it on the way back up to rim of the Canyon. You also go through a small tunnel; you need to duck down low(practically have to hug... More
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