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Address: Begins near the main Visitor Center complex, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Phone Number: (928) 638-7888
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Activities: Hiking
Description: One of the two superhighways of the Grand Canyon, this well maintained and...
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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Bright Angel Trail Family Hike

Our family ( mom & dad 46, girls 14 and 12) did 3.8 mile hike - rating moderate. Beautiful views and easy/medium terrain. Suggest going early before it gets too hot, but trail... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our family ( mom & dad 46, girls 14 and 12) did 3.8 mile hike - rating moderate. Beautiful views and easy/medium terrain. Suggest going early before it gets too hot, but trail location offers shady spots to rest. Bring water/snacks/hats and wear layers...as it gets hotter peel them away. Nice way to experience the GC from a different prospective... More 

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Edmonton, Ab, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic hike. Pouring into the trail trying for speed will just finish four seniors in their early seventies. While Kaibab hurries you into the beauty of the canyon, Bright Angel takes longer but with very nice and not very steep trails. A slow walk with a slight forward lean, along with two very helpful Treking poles will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great trail for many reasons. You can go down BAT and get a little feel for inside the canyon and turn around. It gives you and idea of how trails work. Also, when you arrive back at the rim you have a place you can sit and relax or eat close by

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Hiked Bright Angel trail from Rim to Indian Garden and back with my wife. Beautiful trail with plenty of scenic views and rest spots. A challenging but rewarding hike. We are pretty fit and were able to complete the whole hike in 3.5 hours from Rim to Indian Garden and back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great experience, Spring Break was the perfect time to hike to the Indian Garden. Everyone says plan for it to take you twice as long to hike back up as it does to hike down, and they're right. But do it!

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Leesburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic. But coming up is a chore for the overweight or those with breathing or heart problems. Not very steep but long, hot, and altitude. If u want to have a bear or wine wait till after this walk and drink water before to be safe.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

What a trail. It was a bit icy for the first mile but then it was fine. Very busy at the top but after about a mile the crowds thinned out. Hiked to the Indian Gardens and back.

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We knew from the beginning we were not going to want to hike too long so we just walked down the trail for an hour and then turned around. It should go without saying, but many people don't seem to realize that walking back uphill is twice as hard as the easy downhill stroll. When we went it was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We took this trail up from Phantom Ranch and loved every step. It is a beautiful route with lots of water and vegetation. Below Indian Garden the trail is not as busy, and the peace and quiet are sublime. Above Indian Garden, however, the trail is very busy with day walkers. Start early if you don't want to be part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Our team ran the rim to rim to rim, but I only made it to Cottonwood. The Bright Angel trail is amazing. There's a couple pit stops on the way down, and your first opportunity for water is 4.5 in. The Devils Corkscrew before you hit the Colorado River is amazingly cool.

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