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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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Hike to Phantom Ranch and back

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... read more

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Wheaton, Illinois, United States
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Wheaton, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today 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 2 days 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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Thank redreekie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I hiked the Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point and back in mid August. We started the hike just before sunrise at around 5:15am. The temperature was around 51 degrees at the time we left, but as soon as we entered the canyon we felt a warm breeze already. There is water and rest rooms at the... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A well maintained trail that you can do in trainers. Just 1 1/2 miles or further if it's not too hot. Toilets and water available with great views.

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Thank KayA A
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Bright Angel Trail provides gorgeous views of the Canyon and the river. Indian Gardens is a welcome sight and a great place to rest and have a bite to eat before hiking the rest of the way up. There is water at Indian Gardens, the 3 Mile stop, and the 1.5 mile stop.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the second time we have hiked this trail and its just get's better with simply the most awsome views of this amazing place!! Hiked all the way down to Plateau point to see the mighty colorado river and back in a day.....around 12 miles roundtrip, extremely hot and sweaty, lot's of steep climbs and descents but SOOO worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Please be warned: This is a long, hard, demanding hike. You need lots of time and lots of food and water. Do not even contemplate doing it any other way.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't hike this entire trail but I did more than enough to get a good sense of it. It can be a little scary for those afraid of myself who are afraid of heights like myself. There are sharp curves with sheer drops beyond the edges. Even so, I pushed myself and got to experience some incomparable views.

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Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This trail is quite busy in the summer months, both with people heading down and hikers (with full backpacks) coming up from the bottom in the other direction. It's been said more than once by the Park blurb and the rangers, going down is EASY coming back up is NOT! It takes at least twice as long to return to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trail. It does have a lot of up and down inclines but they are all paved. There are a lot of places to explore that aren't right on the main path as long as you're careful. I loved it!

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