1.5 Mile Resthouse via Bright Angel Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Canyon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is best used from September until May.

2.9 miles
1,148 feet
Out & Back




wild flowers


no dogs

1 day ago

It’s the Grand Canyon, so it has to be 5 stars. This is the easiest trail to do if you want to go “in the canyon”. When we were on it, there were many families, including kids.
As stated, it follows the Bright Angel Trail to the 1 1/2 mile house, which is simply a shelter. The trail is generally pretty wide so you never get that “going off the edge” feeling. We did it November, so the heat wasn’t an issue. The elevation loss was about 1,000 feet over the 1.5 miles (666 avg) which is less than ooh ahh point (878 avg) which indicates how much more gradual the decline is.
The views were great looking up at the canyon, but looking out not much different than the rim views. The total hike took us about 2 and half hours taking time for photos.

29 days ago

I did this trail on 10/14, great weather, not too warm or cold. It can be crowded, we started early to try to beat a lot of the crowds. You should come prepared with water and maybe a snack. The climb back up can be tough because you gain a good amount of elevation in a short distance, trekking poles helped.

2 months ago

Not the most experienced hikers, so the trek back up was pretty rough. Worth the views. Try to avoid mid-day sun and bring lots of water. You’ll need it on the way back. Beautiful trail, just remember you’ll need to walk all the way back up to the top.....so be cautious not to tire yourself out on the way down!

2 months ago

I haven't hiked much and was looking for a challenge. This certainly was a challenge on the way back up. Had to take frequent breaks, but I made it.