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1.5 Mile Resthouse via Bright Angel Trail

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Grand Canyon National Park

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 is best used from September until May.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 1,148 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

No shade

No dogs

Waypoints (1)
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    1 1/2 Mile Resthouse

    There's a small place to rest, water in the summer months, and a privy if needed.

    36.06066, -112.13848

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Reviews (435)
Photos (1214)
Recordings (432)
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Mary Fuller
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Jeremy Botwinick
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Hiking

Great moderate hike. Down is easy of course, up gets tougher with the heat of the day but also don’t underestimate them elevation too. Bring plenty of water and a hat

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Nicholas Wojtelwicz
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Ken Sypal
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Hiking

overall this is a very good hike. it's very picturesque as you would expect from the Grand Canyon. it's a bit anti-climatic as you're hiking 1/4 of the way down to the bottom and then turning around at a place of no particular significance. one interesting point I got from doing this hike is you get a very personal sense of the immensity of the canyon.

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Maria Hinterman
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Katie Snider
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Hiking

Great views . Way down a whole lot easier than the way up !

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Jackson Andrus
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Nicole Vittori
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Andrew Williams
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Andrea Harder
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Hiking

It was beautiful! Great weather, rained a little. Saw a squirrel and mountain goats!

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Eva Montes
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July hike down 1.5 miles on Bright Angel. Elevation differences can be tricky and has different effects on people. Saw lots of cool critters though. Watch out for the mule poop

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Jen Guarino
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Hiking

This was a great first hike below the rim! Amazing views the entire way. Not heavily traveled due to Covid. Made it to the first test house and back!

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Brandon Boynton
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Miguel Diaz
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Beautiful way to enjoy the Grand Canyon with little hikers. 3 miles round trip. Our 4 and 6 managed well, though they need a little help on the way up. Let’s you enjoy the Grand Canyon from below the rim. Will return and do the full hike with the kids in a few years.

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Summer Denise
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It was more like 2 miles down which were easy only took 30minutes and like 1.5 hours up. Started at 9am should have started at 7 or 8. It gets hot fast.

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Carissa Ancona
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We went down the trail for a mile until the switchbacks and then turned around. A great hike with lots of amazing views and some shade

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Jerriann Kalem
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HikingRocky

Absolutely beautiful and breathtaking

Chelsea S
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Great views! If you only have the time/energy to do one of the shorter hikes down into the canyon, we preferred the views on South Kaibab Trail to Cedar Ridge, but Bright Angel was nice too!

Drew Davis
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B.J. Murphy
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Hiking

Bit muddy at the top but amazing views

Thomas Studer
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Zuzana Morales
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We did this hike yesterday. The best views in the park. We were advised not to hike this trail without crampons due to the first mile being like “ice skating ring” and honestly it was nothing like that. For the most part just covered in packed snow mixed with dirt. We started hiking at 6.45am. However, we are pretty experienced hikers and had hiking/trail shoes with good traction! We did not use crampons. I would never even attempt with regular sneakers!!! We passed about 3 hikers that went down with just hiking boots/trail runners and trekking poles and they were just fine. Just be careful and take your time going down. The whole hike had breathtaking views all the way through.

Maylin Crouss
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Kate Dvorak
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Great hike. Icy, crampons were a must.

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Julia Jacques
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Must do hike in the Grand Canyon! Go a little past the 1.5 mile rest house (another 0.2 miles at most) for an awesome plateau area to stop and eat lunch. Tough hike due to elevation gain. I am in shape and still stopped a couple times. Overall, awesome hike!

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