Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point Trail is a 12.3 mile lightly 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 best used from March until November.
Plateau Point Trail - Grand Canyon National Park is a 1.6 mile point-to-point trail located near Grand Canyon, Arizona that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.
Unbelievable views from the point. Great up and down hike. Little wet and snow pack at top but never felt uncomfortable.
This hike was so much fun! We went in January and talked to a ranger at the visitor center that told us the hike was accessible but only if you had extra traction on your boots. So we went to the gift shop across the street and bought chains you slip over your boots. Thank goodness we did bc up until the three mile rest house the trail was covered in snow. After the rest house we followed the trail to the plateau which is easily seen. It was a long and steady down and back up hike. Worth the challenge.
Amazing views at the bottom. Definitely worth it to push past 3 mile house. Next time I think we will stay the night at Indian campground. A definite thumbs up!
Awesome trail. Make sure to go all the way to the Point. The views there spectacular!
This is currently my favorite hike of all time (I'm still young and there's plenty of hiking left in me). The trail is wide and mostly clear, with gorgeous views the whole way down. The views from Plateau Point were AMAZING. When down there, I realized just how much more canyon there was to explore. Can't wait to go back. In preparations for this hike, you will be inundated with warnings about bringing enough food and drinking plenty of water and leaving early. You need to heed these warnings. It is so much hotter at the bottom than at the top.
Did not go all the way, but definitely gonna challenge you coming up, Nice trail, only negative is the mules also take this trail, so once in awhile you get a nice "Farm" Smell to fill the lungs
Beautiful trail. Great and plentiful areas to take breaks and enjoy views. Worth doing!
Nice hike in the park. The top portion near the rim is congested with visitors that should not be hiking and are not prepared to be on the trail, as seen by the number of times a helicopter can flight down the trail in a day (seriously ridiculous!). Once you get past the second water house, the crowds dissipate and it gets nice. We camped at Indian Creek. Nice campground with a disgusting number of mice. They are everywhere! They will climb up your leg. They come out of the water fountains and spouts. They will try to get in your tent. The tables are the only safe place to sit. The place needs more snakes!
Beautiful- even in the rain!