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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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Reviewed 3 days 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 3 days 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 5 days 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

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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

3  Thank 17KAG
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trail goes far down in the canyon, but you can go as far as you like, and return. Our family group of 4 adults and 4 children went down about a quarter of a mile. Several found the climb back up to be difficult,...More

1  Thank Scott T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a wonderful place to take pictures and enjoy of nature. The places is breathtaking and is certainly a must do. I loved this place

Thank Laura R
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are several trails leading into the the canyon. Some are difficult and some are “easy.” Bright Angel Trail is on the easy end of the spectrum. Having said that, be sure to bring water and to pace yourself. Going down is not strenuous, but...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Going down is easy and it is a breeze But going up gave me exercise induced asthma for the first time in my life. Took me three times as long to go up since I had to stop every 20 feet or less to recover....More

Thank Kimberly L
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Sonali B
13 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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schmidtea57
7 January 2018|
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Response from HighfieldPA | Reviewed this property |
I agree that the Rim Trail seems best if looking for an easy walk with great views.
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