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Bright Angel Trail

Begins near the main Visitor Center complex, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
(928) 638-7888
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Type: Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: 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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Barrington, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

From the top to the bottom if you so choose. There are rest stops every mile and a half or so but if you choose to hike the whole trail plan on spending a few days and bring the right equipment.

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

You must be well prepared if you want to hike the Bright Angel trail - conditions are harsh and it's a tough challenge. But an amazing experience if you're up for it.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This trail provides beautiful views of the canyon and is a great inner canyon trail experience. Take plenty of water and be prepared to take lots of pictures!!! Rest along the way, stay hydrated and you'll definitely enjoy the experience.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

But don't try to do it in one day during the hot season. We went in October and it was a great experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Awesome trail, really challenging as you get closer to the top. Make sure you are in shape as its tough on the legs, but well maintained and truly beautiful

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We hi,es to the 3 mile rest house. The trail is well maintained, sometimes a bit scary at the top, but felt so good to do it. Next year I want to make it to the campground at least. Great time!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

we done the North rim to South rim trail in 2 days camping in the Bright Angel Camp ground. An amazing experience. The ranger led talk in the evening was fantastic. A definite bucket list activity that I would highly recommend. Must be trail fit!

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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We hiked the Bright Angel trail to the Indian Gardens. The weather was perfect which made it much better. It was an easy trek downhill but the walk back up was taxing. This trail has some outstanding views and we also spotted a deer on our hike back up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you want to do à Long trek you have To be well trained and have proper food and eat very regularly and take à lot of water. Take à maximum when you climb up at Indian garden because it could be water available at 1,5 miles the morning and none in the afternoon...

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Davenport, Iowa, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Coming off of the Tonto Trail, we turned upward toward the South Rim at Indian Garden. The Up hill climb with heavy pack was difficult, but the photos were breath taking all the way from Indian Garden with stops at both the 3-mile and Mile-n-half houses.

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