Bright Angel Trail

Bright Angel trl_PIThe Bright Angel trail is the best know trail at the canyon. This trail offers a very extensive and rich human history, including pictographs right along the trail if you know where to look. For those who are physically fit and have an adventurous spirit, the mile and a half rest house, three mile rest house, and Indian Gardens wait below with great shade trees and cool water. This is the most popular hiking and backpacking trail in the canyon, on the trail you will see hundreds of other people and on occasion mule trains.

If you don’t mind the crowds and have three or four days, this is a perfect first time backpacking trip for almost any fitness level when done in during our cooler months.



Length: 9.7 miles
Verticle: 4400′
Day Hikes: 1.5-12 miles
Difficulty: 1-2 (of 5)
Solitude: 0 (of 5)

  • Most popular trail at the canyon
  • Fossils
  • Pictographs
  • Easy access to Grand Canyon Village

If this is the trail you would like to use for a day hike or overnight trip simply go to that page and you can reserve it now or give us a call at 928-522-4273

You can see our other South Rim Trails here:

South Rim Trail, Bright Angel, South Kaibab, The Hermit Trail, Grandview, Tanner, New Hance, South Bass

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