Bright Angel Trail to Bright Angel Campground and River Trail

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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.

DISTANCE
19.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5708 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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Not a novice hiker but certainly not a pro. Did the round trip to 3 mile rest house and back, For this east coast girl was probably one of the toughest hikes I have ever done. Loved the experience!

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Definitely the hardest hike I have done so far. We
Went down south kaibab trail and came up in bright angel trail due to water accessibility. Had to stop and camp at cottonwood as we were tired. A lot of people we spoke with actually did that. Good shoes, water, sunscreen and snacks should get you through the 14 miles with no problem

2 months ago

hiked this trail, took 40min to 1st rest house. 45min to second rest house. going up, from 2nd to 1st rest house 1hr. 1st to top 1.25hr.
great hike, easy going done. pace yourself going up.