Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona 86023| Map |
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The Bright Angel Trail is a trail used to descend into the Grand Canyon. It is the most popular way of reaching Phantom Ranch.
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The trail to the Bright Angel Campground at the bottom of the canyon is 9 miles long. Beware of loose footing, overexertion and dehydration. Some may prefer to take the mule rides down the trail instead.
Address: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona 86023| Map
Hours: Open 24 hours year-round More Info
Price: $25 park entry fee per vehicle, $12 per individual entering on foot/bicycle/motorcycle More Info
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We hiked up the Bright Angel Trail in mid-July, after hiking down on the South Kaibab trail the day before. We stayed over night at the Phantom Ranch ( http://www.yelp.com/bi... ) as no one recommends hiking down and up in 1 day. The Bright Angel Trail is a 9.5-mile hike bottom to top. We left a little after 5 am, and had made it to the 'halfway' point (in terms of distance, but about 1/3 the ascent) within about 2 hours. Easy as pie. It was shady and relatively cool because it's somewhat forested at the bottom, but gets to over 100F in the summer so keep that in mind. There is water at this 'halfway point', aka Indian Gardens. This is the first water you'll encounter on your ascent. Water after that i...