Photos of Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point

DISTANCE
11.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,116 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

river

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no shade

3 months ago

This “Easy” rating is misleading. It is easy and relatively level ground from Indian Gardens, but you have to hike down into Indian Gardens first, and then back out, of course. From the Bright Angel Trailhead the hike round trip is around 12 or so miles out and back. The hike back up to the rim is still a pretty good butt kicker, super fun but I would class as Moderate at best, definitely not Easy.