Bright Angel Trail to Three-Mile Resthouse

MODERATE 81 reviews

Bright Angel Trail to Three-Mile Resthouse is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Canyon, Arizona that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2112 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

From Grand Canyon village take the Bright Angel trail down to the resthouse.

3 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

This is a great hike for Grand Canyon first timers! My friend and I hiked 3 miles down and up (6 miles total) and were pretty tired by the end of it. Just be sure to bring your camera for the amazing views, a ton of water, and a backpack with snacks if you're planning on hiking far down! Also be aware of how far you hike down, because it's a tiring hike back up!

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Definitely do this in the morning and be done before noon. It sure gets hot! We only made it to about 1.7 mark but it was still beautiful and strenuous. Going down is always the easy part, don't forget you have to come back up!

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

Such a great experience. If you're in good shape, this is a must do hike. Start early to avoid the heat. Go very slow on the way up to not get over tired. Bring snacks and water!!! Hiking poles were helpful and hi-top boots.

27 days ago

It is first family hiking in Arizona. It is hard for me to come back. But the view is incredible.

1 month ago

disappointed. This is a mules restroom trail packed with people going down the canyon with a single stunning view (in 6 hours of walk in the best canyon on this planet?). Either you get to the plateau (and then you'll have a 5 star experience) or you better take the rim trail.

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Go past the Indian Gardens. Come prepared with lots of water, even though there is water pump at the bottom of the canyon to refill, still pack several bottles. Tough hike back up, but such a great trail!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike!! Tough coming back up but we pushed through it!! What a beautiful day it was today, overcast and warm weather. Definitely will do this hike again

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2 months ago

Really crowded hike. You won't have much seclusion on this popular hike in the South Rim. Though it is centrally located in the park so it makes sense. It has good views though not the most stunning in the park. It makes for a good workout and training if you're looking to backpack long distances. Be good to your knees and bring trekking poles!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Went with my sister! We are both active in our young 20's! Excellent trail! Went 4 miles out, and back. Made it in 3 hours. Was busy for the first 1.5 miles but then it calmed down and was quiet.