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Bright Angel Point

North Rim Dr., AZ State Route 67, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86022
928 638 7888
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Type: Hiking Trails, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: One of the highlights of the less crowded North Rim, this spot offers a breathtaking view of Bright Angel Canyon.
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The North Rim's Bright Angel Point is a great place to visit. The view is amazing and the trails are doable for everyone (if they wear a sensible shoe).

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Orange County, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
40 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Ah, the majestic start of our descent down into the mouth of the Grand Canyon... It is a lovely area even if just passing by, but was so poignant to my family and I as we began our hike and eventual camping experience we trained for, inside of the canyon. A must see if at all possible, even if on... More

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New York City
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This was my first view of the Canyon, as it's a 3 minute walk from the Maswick Lodge. It's a beautiful corner or the canyon, mostly the head of the Bright Angel Trail. If you have time, walk the South Rim towards El Tovar and if you can, keep going all the way to Mathers Point. This will give you... More

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Centennial, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Great views west to sunset at GCNR lodge. This is an easy 1/4 walk in a paved walkway. I saw many older folks making the walk. Everybody had big smiles walking back.

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new rochelle
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204 reviews 204 reviews
104 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Stunning views! Take your time and bring your camera. You may need to walk a little more slowly, since you will be over 8,000 feet.

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New York City, New York
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182 reviews 182 reviews
56 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The descent from the rim is a series of switchbacks into the canyon and gives a variety of scenic lookout points on the way down. I would say the 1.5 mile marker and a little further is really as far as you need to go if you're just after the views. Because you return up the same path it can... More

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Erwinna, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Easy Hike and a perfect place to watch the sunset. We hiked out here several times during our stay. There are some great photo opportunities along the way.

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Dublin, Ireland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We did the first section of this vertical descent into the Grand Canyon to approximately 1.5 miles. It felt a lot longer as the weather was very warm. This took us 2 hours in total. You could descend further to the second point but beyond this you would need to be an experienced hiker. It is not permissable to descend... More

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

this is a nice scenic trail but can be narrow and scary at some points. Try to walk this trail when it is not raining which would make the hike easier.

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Bangalore, India
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Bright angel trail with Plateau point is highly recommended. If you can do it in a day start very early and carry energy boosters. It would be good to camp at the river and come back the next day. I had to do the rim to river and back on the same day due to lack of time. If your... More

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