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Super easy trail.

I hiked this trail in July and was disappointed because I couldn’t do the whole thing. It’s beautiful and the descent is not too difficult, but the trip back up will take about twice as long. I want to come back and complete the trail because of its amazing scenic route through the Grand Canyon.

Pretty easy hike to see something that I have only seen in many photos. Very beautiful.

The guides kinda just rush you through. The canyon is gorgeous but I didn't get to really take it in.

hard trail down. beautiful views
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Amazing

short hike very beautiful place a lot of people I enjoyed

in the beginning Annette was happy with the tour I thought that I'm going to have it's photos with actually was so fine and I enjoy it and take my good photos

Descended the Kaibab trail on January first and spent two nights at Bright Angel campground. Hiked up Bright Angel. An Amazing trip! Snowed New Years Eve so we had an absolutely beautiful setting for our trip. Train for the downhill hike as it sure kicked my............ The Ascent on the Bright Angel was gorgeous. It helped to have layers as we went from 40 degrees to 18F. Traction device for boots also helpful above Indian Gardens. We left Phantom Ranch at 10 am and most of us were out by sundown so headlamps are recommended. Some young hikers did down and up in one day stopping for a beer at Phantom Ranch! Not for the Faint! Hope to do rim to rim some day!!

backpacking
10 days ago

Quite possibly the most beautiful hike I have ever done. The water is cold, but under the June sun your clothes dry in no time.

I did this hike last June with a few different hikers, all with different levels of experience. We started hiking at 8 am and traveled down the first mile. This mile is quite difficult, as you need to be sure not to break your knees on the downhill.

After the downhill, the hike is an easy trail through beautiful canyons. The only problem you will most likely have with this hike is the heat. Get started early and get to Supai before it kicks off.

I had the most trouble on this hike getting from the Village to the campgrounds. My group reached the Village at around noon, and stopped for about an hour. We got underway again, but the heat was horrible. After passing Havasu Falls 2 of my fellow hikers and I sat down and took a long break, not knowing where the campground was (It was literally about 50 yards ahead of us). The heat was horrible, so be sure you have plenty of water and drink LOTS of it. I managed to get through the entire hike with only a small, running-backpack sized water skin, but I wish I had a lot more than I did.

We spent a week in the campground playing games and swimming. After, it came time to hike out. If you really want to beat the heat, I highly recommend you leave at around 10 in the evening and hike out at night, especially if the moon is full. One of the most surreal experiences I had on this trip was seeing how beautiful the cliffs were in the moonlight. Eventually, once they are low enough, turn out your headlamp and hike by the moon.

This is an incredibly fun hike, but not without its challenges. The most essential thing you need on this trip is a bear can. Not for bears, but for squirrels. The squirrels in the campground will do anything to get ahold of food, including chewing through backpacks, tents, and packaging. Keep your food safe and don't harm the animals.

Another essential that I feel is necessary is a hammock. I passed on the option of bringing a full sleeping bag, and brought a hammock instead and a small sleeping bag liner in case I needed some warmth in the 100 degree weather (I didn't). I was glad I did. All the campgrounds are hammock heaven, with plenty of trees to hang a hammock on. It's incredibly fun.

Just hydrate, start early, and have a wonderful time swimming in Havasupai!

A must do for any real hiker

One of the best places in the US to visit

Extremely easy trail, pretty flat, you can wear flip flops even (I did). The view is outstanding once you get there, you’ll definitely wanna bring your camera! But beware the vertigo

excellent trail with amazing views, we did it in late December, dress for cold weather, it was 8 degrees on our trip, watch for snow storms and bring crampons for the upper section. will do again soon.

Very busy over the Christmas break and somewhat challenging to access if you didn’t arrive early enough to park in the small parking lot. Very much enjoyed the views but did not enjoy the overcrowded viewpoint and trail.

Once in a lifetime, must see and do hike!!!! There’s nothing more to say about this place.

One of those scenes that feel super fake. It's such a pretty sight!

As a note, please don't be one of those people that just leave your garbage in the parking lot. It looked so horrible in the parking lot.

One of the most beautiful places on earth.

Conquered this on Christmas Day as we gambled with the weather the whole hike. With 75% chance of snow in the afternoon we wanted to start as early as possible. The Government shutdown didn't affect any of our trip! Since we stayed at the Yavapai Lodge the night before we left our vehicle at the market place parking lot and took the blue line shuttle to the visitor center to catch the orange line shuttle to south kaibabe trail head. Since both buses start at 5am we got on the bus at 615 and hit the trailhead at 645am in the dark with headlamps. We are avid hikers 36 & 46. We got down to the river to have lunch by 930am ate lunch for 25min and headed back up bright angel. We finished at 130pm. Luckily we had perfect weather, as in we didn't get snowed or rained on. Since we started so early we used headlamps for the first few miles as we watched the sunrise. It was 29 degrees when we started so we had three layers on top and two on bottom. We shed the extra bottom layer at the tipoff restroom which one of three of those stalls were open to use but bring ur own TP. The temps increased a little as we made it to the river to eat lunch near the Bright angel restroom which were nice and refilled water here to. We headed back up and the last 7 miles were the longest as your climbing switch backs and lots of steps. We ended up shedding the top two layers as we climbed up as it was a full workout from there on up. Lots of great views with great photo ops. The temps dropped to 20 with wind the last 1.5 miles and as we finished it was flurrying as we got to the lodge for lunch to enjoy pizza and beer. We brought yak-treks as there were a few ice spots going down in the dark and a half a mile of ice towards the top of bright angel. We didn't have to put them on but glad we had them in tow just in case. We both wore ultimate design packs which are light weight. We each had a 1.5L bladder and 2 17oz. Collapsible bottles filled with tailwind and water to replenish the salt and electrolytes. We only needed to refill at the bottom of the canyon one of our bottles. Since it was so cold out we didn't sweat as much but we made sure we were drinking. We traveled light as we trail ran most of the flat spots where we could. Hiking poles were a must and kept the circulation going. We finished in 6hrs. & 45 min. We took the blue shuttle to the Maswik Lodge for lunch then took the blue line again back to our vehicle.

We were very disappointed- we drove all the way only to discover that entry is limited only to guided tours and they were all sold out a few days ahead. I wish the trail description had mentioned this very important point.

walking
29 days ago

So beautiful. Go at sunset for amazing colors reflected on to the canyon walls. There are a TON of tourists but if you move out to either side you can have some time to yourself. A must see in page.

THIS IS A TOURIST TRAP! It’s overcrowded and you have to stay in a group with a tour guide. The focus of the whole “tour” is what angles to take the best pictures from. Furthermore the tour guides act like you are doing them a favor and treat you as such.

Just knocked out this trek today with my wife, great views! Started at 0730 this morning and got down to the river at 1045 after my wife took 2,000 photos. 30ish min break by the water eating and started trek’n back up at 12 and finished at 4pm. We did not use hiking poles and had no issue but my wife was concerned after reading other reviews, would definitely help, but not required. This trek might be more challenging in the summer or extreme heat but we had no issues and it is not one to miss. We live in Florida and are active 34-35yo adults who hike all over the world but did not train for this hike to give you an idea of our fitness level.

hiking
1 month ago

Antelope Canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding through the northern area of Arizona. Rainwater runs into the basin above the slot canyons, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Over time the passageways have eroded away, making the corridors deeper and smoothing hard edges to form characteristic flowing shapes in the rock. The slot canyons are a popular location for photographers and sightseers and are accessible with Navajo guides only and also are a healthy source of business for the Navajo Nation as well.

Upon entering “the slots” you know you’re in for a unique experience. Weaving along twisting tunnels, the intense beams of sunlight catch your attention first. But as your eyes adjust, a different world is apparent… shadowed areas open up to reveal swirling walls carved out by years of erosive activity. Then more tunnels and more light beams… taking you into a world where your imagination prevails. Truly a mesmerizing experience... and this surrealistic pleasure is located just below the Earth’s surface!
A must-see for all curious adventurers.

hiking
1 month ago

It's a sandy incline up to the top, but there is a convenient gazebo along the way, if needed. Be careful when you arrive as there are no barriers on the rim of the overlook. However the views of the winding Colorado River 1000 ft. below are breathtaking!

Too many tourist.

I'm 42 and in decent shape. I could stand to work out a bit more than I do but I was able to do this trip. My biggest fear was that my knees would be blown by the constant downhill. I've hiked Glacier Natl park and blown my knees at age 23. Bring poles. They saved me and made this an awesome trip.
I got to hike this with my brother in law 7 years younger, and some of his long time friends. It was a great trip.
Take your time. It's your hike.
We did this in the winter. Spent the night on the rim in the snow then hiked down the next day. Stayed a night then hiked out the following day.
We took bright Angel down then up South Kaibab. This was actually opposite of what I thought we would do. But really it doesn't matter. Each way was beautiful. I think bright angel is a must because of Indian Garden. It might need to change its name but that will come with time. Anyways, it's beautiful. I got to. Real away for a. It and have my own hike. At a time I felt like I was in lord of the rings (not really) because the terrain was crazy and the trail hung on to the side of the mountain.
Going down. Right angel in Late November we hiked down about 800 feet of switchback that was snow covered. Yak tracks were needed.
Our came backs were full at 3ltr. It was cold but we were prepared. We continued down and stopped at a couple covered breaks. I didn't use the bathrooms but they were there. Indian Garden is a great place. Reminded me of Waimea Valley in Oahu. A secluded place for life and culture. I will have to research more on this spot and the native Americans who inhabited this place.
After Indian Garden the trail left the stream for a bit to take us along steep cliffs before bringing us back to the stream as we followed it to the river.
Once we hit the river I was expecting to see a bridge, but that would follow after a couple more miles along the river. Along the river we saw the immense size of the canyon. Parts of this trail were soft sand till you hit the bridge.
Going over the bridge I felt confident. It swayed so slightly but there was no breeze.
We stayed at Bright Angel camp and it's right by a running stream which will lull you to sleep. I still wore ear plugs for other snorting hikers and took a sleeping aid as I have trouble sleeping. Before heading to bed, though, we stopped off at the local pub in Phantom Ranch. Yes, I had a beer in the canyon. I also flushed a toilet and took advantage of a pipe with drinking water.
I am amazed at how awesome the trail was built. They had to blast and build so much to make this trail.
The next day we hiked up past phantom ranch and got to a bench made out of stone. There I got to slowly take in the view. Awesome.
It rained on us again that night. It we got luck that we could pack up our tents dry in the morning.
We hiked up South Kaibab soon followed by Mules. I could only imagine that the postcard I wrote and sent from Phantom Ranch might get to the rim before I would. I was determined and the many breaks they took on the way up made me come out ahead.
South Kaibab was full of amazing views, scary drop offs, sooooo many switch backs and steps up. Then a crow started following us up. It was nice to get a companion for a bit of the trip even if he was eyeing our snacks.
I was surprised to have gone through my 3 liters of water downhill and almost 2.5 liters uphill.
I snacked and took care of how I landed on my feet and knees.
Take your time. Wear nice shoes/boots. Not too small. I've heard of people loosing toenails.
It was a great trip and too short. Bring a GoPro or similar. Leave the big camera for night shots in the car for rim night photography.
Bring poles. Bring yak tracks for snow in November.
Have a great trip.

We completed this hike in a little over 8 hours. We started at 8:30am hiked down to the Colorado River. We made it down by 12:00pm. The views on the way down are amazing! We stopped a few times for pictures and to take in the scenery. We did not go the whole way up to Phantom Ranch, we just went straight onto the Bright Angel Trail. The weather was great towards the bottom, I started out with a thermal, sweatshirt, vest and jacket with leggings and sweatpants. Through the first part I ended up taking off my jacket and then my sweatshirt. Before we hiked back up I took off my sweatpants. The hike up was pretty steep. We finished the second part of the hike by 4:15pm. We hiked just about 16.75 miles in one day. This is not recommended, however we were determined! We weren’t too prepared either because we did not expect to do that. But it was very rewarding when we finished! Once we starting getting closer to the top it became colder and I had to put some of my layers back on. Definitely a breathtaking experience!

This was amazing! It is $50 per person but totally worth the views. The tour guide is extremely helpful with taking pictures as well! A must see!!

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful scenery! Very short walk small hill at the beginning. Took less than an hour to walk there take pictures and walk back.

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