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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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Long walk, moderate

We walked to the Indian Gardens, our youngest six years old. Rained part of it to stay cool. Otherwise water stations are spaced such that I would recommend at least two pints... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Putten, Gelderland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This walk, which I walked until the first stop, is really beautiful. Hiking this distance will take you three hours of hiking. The view is breathtaking every minute of the hike, I would recommend this for almost anyone.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked to the Indian Gardens, our youngest six years old. Rained part of it to stay cool. Otherwise water stations are spaced such that I would recommend at least two pints per person to last between sources. Not nearly as steep as I had expected so this is not difficult, just long. Took us a little over five hours... More 

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Thank Viv2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I hiked to the 1.5 mile rest house and back one morning while at the Grand Canyon. It took us 3 hours. If your family is really in shape, you could probably do it quicker/further. Amazing views all around!

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Thank Lewis P
Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We experienced this trail early in the morning prior to breakfast to avoid the heat. Breathtaking views. Quiet, peaceful. really a joyful experience.

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Thank Sue A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a wonderful experience for my family and I. If you ever get the opportunity to hike this incredible trail please do so. The views are breathtaking. Be prepared with plenty of water and good shoes, this hike is not for the faint of heart.

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Thank Kimberley G
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The canyon colours change every 30 minutes as the sun moves. Walk this train as it gives you best the photo opportunities. try and miss the bus stops as that where everyone takes photos

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a wonderful and amazing place to come and visit. This hike was great. Make sure to bring lots of water. Great views and hiking.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You can find longer hikes but you won't find the diversity of views that you will experience on Bright Angel. This hike is not for the faint of heart. There are cross overs without railings and some are narrow. Take your time and let others pass. The view and the end of the trail is priceless.

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Modi`in, HaMerkaz, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you are on the North Rim, you must do this short hike out to the most distant point. It's a little steep at the end, but you'll be rewarded with breathtaking 360 degree views.

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only hiked down a small portion of the Bright Angel Trail. We are out of shape 40 year olds with 3 kids (ages 14, 11, and 7). I absolutely held our 7 year old's hand the ENTIRE time. I kept him on the inside of the trail the WHOLE time. We walked in a single file line the WHOLE... More 

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