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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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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 trip- stretched it over 4 days

We didn't hike the trail in a couple of days like most people. We stretched it out and spent the first night in Indian garden campsite, the second night in bright Angel campsite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't hike the trail in a couple of days like most people. We stretched it out and spent the first night in Indian garden campsite, the second night in bright Angel campsite then the last night back in Indian garden. I would highly recommend the trail and if you have time to stretch it out like we did as... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this trail is the best for beginners that want a challenge but not too much of a challenge. its not too steep and theres a few rest stops and water on the way down and up.

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Get a spectacular vista with just a little walking! Close to North Rim Lodge. If you are afraid of heights (like me), stop part-way down. The view is still fantasic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We hiked midday to the 1.5 mile point and turned around. I am not in shape, medically obese and had children with us. I carried my 2 year old on my back and the youngens walked. I saw other kids , some younger then mine walking. The way down is easy, a little rough on joints if you aren't careful.... More 

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Thank Megan F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible views of the Grand Canyon and excellent opportunity to test your strength. Trail is strenuous, involves lots of descending (and ascending accordingly, mind that) though not very steep, but long. The sign warns of significant height (pressure) dropping during the trail. Stay hydrated and be physically fit for this trail!

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Antioch, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We left at 3:30am to go before the sun came up and we were able to see the amazing, star-filled skies! There are spots for water, but keep abreast as they will go out without warning (as did for us). Use poles, and have a hydration pack. This trail has a lot more shade than the S. Kaibab and not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have a bad knee, still recovering from an injury. I took two trying poles and got some instruction on using them. The poles and knee meant I was slow going down so we didn't get that far but also it was much quicker coming up again. Altitude, heat and the climb all need to be calculated into this trail.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Escape the noise and crowds along the rim, and see the canyon up close by venturing down the Bright Angel Trail. You can walk a short distance, cover a few miles, or go all out and hike down to the river. We hiked down about a mile, then back up. It's a great way to get below the rim and... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hiked down Bright Angel to Phantom Ranch and back out the next day. Hiked in late August; it was 110 degrees when we arrived at Phantom Ranch. Hike both directions as early in the day as you can if you are hiking between June and September. Trail is wonderful and has water every 1 1/2 miles until mile 4 1/2--then... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This trail is the start and ending point for one fantastic hike. We went in March and a word of caution, there was ice on the top part of the trail. But the rest of the trail is awesome and we'll looked after. Never felt unsafe and the scenery is unmatched. Awesome, awesome, awesome.

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