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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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Great views and awesome experience

This is definitely a wonderful place to explore. Trail is well maintained and highly accessible to all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Venice, Florida
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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a wonderful place to explore. Trail is well maintained and highly accessible to all.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Great trail! It is very busy at the top, but the views are amazing and the trail is fairly easy and well maintained. We stopped and turned around to go back up at the 1 1/2 mile rest house, which I would recommend doing for non serious hikers like us. Remember that the way back up is much more difficult!... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great outing Just wish we had taken more water so that we could have gone further. We went as far as 3 mile, 1.5 hours down, just shy of 2 hrs back up. Not really a trail, more like a wide, gradual, dusty sidewalk. Runners suitable footwear. Lots of people go to 1.5 mile spot and get great views but... More 

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huntington beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We are a family of 6 and had a five year old with us. We hiked about 45 minutes down. The adults wanted to go farther but knew from other reviewers that the way back up was going to be hard, especially with a 5 year old. It was April so the weather was very mild which made it easier... More 

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Rochester
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My latest foray on the Bright Angel trail started at the bottom this time!! After leaving Phantom Ranch bright and early I headed across the Silver Bridge aka Bright Angel Bridge - as the hour was early we had the trail to ourselves - the trail winds along the Colorado river until you hit the dreaded Devil's Corkscrew - this... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is not an easy hike by any means...it is steep and you share the trail il with mules...the views as you descend become more spectacular.....carry water!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We hiked this trail on our third day in the canyon. At the trailhead a sign reminded us that what goes down must come up; we should not exceed our capabilities. Our calves were having a chat with us about our previous two days of hiking so we decided to go as far as the view point just beyond the... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Did this the second time. We started at 5 am and went down to the river beach and were back by 1 pm. Water at Indian garden rest stop. Trail is well maintained and mostly sandy. Be prorated for grueling last mile... Body is tired , air is thin and mentally you are exhausted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was an awesome hike. The views are spectacular even from the top and they get even more spectacular as you descend into the canyon. I'm not gonna waste words trying to describe the views, cause words would not do it justice. Me and wife went down about 2.5 miles and then hiked back up. The whole thing took us... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Out of all the trails and options to choose from I'm so glad we choose the Bright Angel Trail! It was beautiful and just a really great hike! I recommend this trail to anyone!

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