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Indian Garden

4 1/2 miles down Bright Angel Trail going towards Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We camped here for two nights, hiked down to Phantom Ranch and came back up and spend the second night at Indian Gardens again. It is the perfect location to do this long hike without risking your life. Also, you can hike to Plateau Point in the evening for spectacular sunset views. There aren't a lot of camp sites here... More 

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Chico, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon is about 24 miles, but that number, though large, is misleading because it doesn't count the elevation loss and gain, which will be more than 10,600 feet. From the South Rim to Indian Gardens is about 5 miles, with an elevation loss of about 3,000 feet. The elevation change is really not significant... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We decided to break our hiking-up journey on bright angel trail into two parts, and stayed 1 night at Indian Garden campsite. You wont believe that you're in desert, as this campsite is very well shaded and in middle of lush greenery. Toilets are clean, but no flush-toilets like bright angel campsite. Almost all campsites has a good view; but... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

After 2 nights in Bright Angel Campground, we hiked up to Indian Garden for 2 nights. Really nice break from the heat, a lot cooler too due to the elevation up from Bright Angel. More shade as well. No flush toilets, but as pit toilets go, these were pretty nice! The kids and I went to both the 2:00 ranger... More 

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Purcell, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Our second night of backpacking in the Grand Canyon brought us to Indian Garden campground. Rangers were very friendly and helpful. Plenty of space, trees and water. Pit toilets. Picnic tables with covers. More space between campsites than at Bright Angel. Far enough off the main trail that there was no noise. Very peaceful. Make reservations!

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Indian Gardens is a lush green oasis sitting at the bottom of the side arm of the Canyon down which the Bright Angel trail wends its way in tight serpentines on its way to the river. As the ground levels off more and more and the canyon opens up ever more to your left and right, with the Tonto Plateau... More 

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NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Two couples (sisters and their husbands) on a rim to rim hike from North rim to the South rim. On our third day of hiking, we travelled from Bright Angel Campground to Indian Gardens. After arriving in Indian Gardens, we set up camp leaving the backpacks in camp and took a side trip to Plateau Point - great views and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2009

The Indian Garden campground was second on our list of stops for our trip. Most people refer to it as an oasis and I would definitely agree. It appeared to be larger then Bright Angel campground, with more open space, vegetation and shade. The camp area wasn’t secluded at all but it did have a table with a shelter over... More 

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Bedford UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2009

We also booked our one night stay as early as it was possible. The campsite is set out in separate areasof different sizes for for each camping group. Each site has its own covered table and pole for hanging rucksacks. You are provided with large metal containers in which to store food. There are a couple of double toilet blocks... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2007

We requested our stay at Indian Garden in April just as soon as it was possible to do so (For a labor day weekend stay). We faxed in the days we wanted and waited impatiently for the permits to come, and were thrilled when they did. We stayed here as part of a three day trip to the river and... More 

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