Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

4.8
#1 of 36 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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  • Don't feed squirrels down below I had one chew my water hose in half when I wasn't looking. Secure food and packs. Hike only pre noon and after 2 or 3pm. Serious uphill and downhill on Bright...  more »
  • I've hiked this trail several times and done it with mules. Its crowded. There's a lot of mule poop. This is an iconic trail and I keep hiking it, but views are relatively narrow compared to other...  more »
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