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Brooklyn, New York
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132 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We day hiked on the Bright Angel Trail out to Plateau Point, and stopped at the day use area at Indian Gardens for rest before our hike out. It was a comfortable place to relax near the creek, and close to the restrooms and water. Nice spot! While there we saw a big Grand Canyon rattlesnake. It had to be... More 

Thank MilesMereV
Eastland, Texas
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We hiked to Phantom Ranch and back via Bright Angel Trail on July 23 - 24, 2016. Indian Garden is lushly shaded, has benches to rest on and restrooms. It is also the LAST water stop before Phantom Ranch so make sure that you fill every water container you have before leaving. There was a creek there but we didn't... More 

2 Thank Kathy H
Overland Park, Kansas
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

My husband and I just completed a Grand Canyon hiking adventure with the Wildland Trekking company for our 20th anniversary. We camped for 2 nights at Indian Garden. We had a premiere campsite next to the bathroom near the top of the sites with plenty of shade and access to water. I found the compost bathrooms to be very clean... More 

1 Thank Cpllagoski
Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The hike down Bright Angel trail is an adventure in itself and we were so glad to see the sign for Indian Gardens after all those switchbacks. IG is a small, shady, beautiful campground half-way down. We picked the site closest to the bathrooms, which was a mixed blessing. Great for us when we needed to go, but also meant... More 

2 Thank Colleen B
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Camped out at IG with wife and sons (13 & 9). Della, (Park Ranger) is the bomb. So full of life and excitement about her job and the park. It was so refreshing to visit with her. Our stay there was awesome. Great sites with covered tables, easy access to bathrooms that were super clean and looked brand new. IG... More 

4 Thank ReallyNiceClark
Smyrna, GA
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

It's well worth the 4.6 mile hike into and through this beauty. Incredible how such an oasis can grow and maintain itself in the midst of a desert climate. Plenty of places to sit and take in this green paradise. The water (when available) is pure and refreshing. Enjoy.

2 Thank trivial_matter
New Jersey
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1,553 reviews
109 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2,063 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Indian Garden is a beautiful stop on Bright Angel Trail. It is approximately half way between the rim trailhead and Colorado river. It has water available, toilets, rest benches, access to stream. After walking the trail through desert-like landscapes arriving to Indian Garden feels like reaching a green oasis! There is a small campground for about 15 tents available. You... More 

3 Thank podrozniczka60
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86 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

We camped here for two nights, hiked down to Phantom Ranch and came back up and spend the second night at Indian Gardens again. It is the perfect location to do this long hike without risking your life. Also, you can hike to Plateau Point in the evening for spectacular sunset views. There aren't a lot of camp sites here... More 

7 Thank EdmondsIndiana
Chico, CA
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142 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon is about 24 miles, but that number, though large, is misleading because it doesn't count the elevation loss and gain, which will be more than 10,600 feet. From the South Rim to Indian Gardens is about 5 miles, with an elevation loss of about 3,000 feet. The elevation change is really not significant... More 

26 Thank Soggiorno
North Brunswick, New Jersey
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81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2013

We decided to break our hiking-up journey on bright angel trail into two parts, and stayed 1 night at Indian Garden campsite. You wont believe that you're in desert, as this campsite is very well shaded and in middle of lush greenery. Toilets are clean, but no flush-toilets like bright angel campsite. Almost all campsites has a good view; but... More 

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Address: 4 1/2 miles down Bright Angel Trail going towards Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Region: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Indian Garden Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
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“You must have a backcountry permit to camp here...you pick the campsite, first come first served.”
  • This is the shelter at Indian Gardens campsite, tee bar to hang backpacks and room for large ten
 of 5 bubbles colleenb596, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“You need backcountry permits to camp in the Canyon, and reservations to stay at the campsites.”
 of 5 bubbles Soggiorno, 27 Jan 2014 | Read review
“First come, first served. Also, there are day hikers that may be using the sites as they rest - ask and you may find out that the site is not yet taken for the night.”
 of 5 bubbles EmTeeNesters, 1 Apr 2012 | Read review
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