Bright Angel Trail to Bright Angel Campground and River Trail is a 19 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Canyon, Arizona that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Very challenging yet beautiful hike. It can feel like an amusement park in the summer however. Start this in the morning so you can actually enjoy the hike fully.
Came up after a restless warm/hot night at PhantomRanch in Sept of 2009. No sleep. My buddy almost was killed when a Mule train clipped his backback twisting him under a mule who nearly stombed on his skull...rested at Indian Garden under a full moon and made it out the next morning..whew!
Most epic hike which I ever did!!! It's very challenging if you planing to do in one day as I did. But if you planing to go down plan to stay at camping if you would like to enjoy views and spend more time in nature with epic views
I've done Bright Angel three times now. Fantastic hike.
However, they're not kidding when they say "hard".
Unless you're a veteran badass, you'll be strained to do this trail in a single day. However, not impossible. My 2nd and 3rd completions were day trips.
Was extremely happy to stumble upon this trail. Was at the canyon for the first time and overheard others asking about the trail entrance so I decided to look into it. Hiked it on my 50th birthday in under 6 hours not bad. What a breathtaking and delightful experience.
Dank. Grand Canyon is pretty spectacular.
Five stars isn't enough for this hike. Simply the best hike I've ever done. First time a friend and I went down to Bright Angel and spent the night and hiked around a little east for the day and then hiked out the next day, The second time 2 years later we did rim to rim and back again. I was 56 and the time and it will always be my favorite place to hike in the US.