Bright Angel Trail to Three-Mile Resthouse

MODERATE 117 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

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.

walking
1 day ago

Simply wonderful!

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16 days ago

Great views! Start early !

hiking
17 days ago

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17 days ago

Take lots of water and snacks. Pace yourself. Serious elevation change in a short period of time makes it a fun hike.

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21 days ago

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backpacking
23 days ago

Awesome trail i did as part of a larger hike and would love to do again.

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hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this last week with my husband. We started later than we wanted (around 8:30 am) and turned around at the three mile resthouse. Drank 4 liters of water each and had plenty of salty snacks. Took 6-7 hours since we aren't used to the terrain. It was a challenge for sure but worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

My husband and I hiked this trail yesterday. Thank you for all the previous reviews which were very helpful Agree with all. We are in our 60's and relatively fit ( Just biked 30 miles in Solvang California)) . We turned around at the 1.5 mile . My husband wanted to go on but I am glad we didn't. Hike up was hot and difficult in spots. We left at 8 am and we're back on the south rim by 10:15. Needed 4 bottles of water and 1 bottle of OJ.
we then walked the southern rim for about 3 miles with turn around time.
Glad we brought sandwiches and snacks.
Beautiful scenery! Still had enough energy to enjoy dinner out and a drive along the Dessert Drive Road.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked it with my 10 and 8 year old, however we turned around at the 1 1/2 mile rest stop. To the mile and a half rest stop it is a 1100 foot drop. If you take kids make sure they have proper gear as the hike is steep. My kids would have had trouble going to the 3 mile rest stop. Saw many families attempting the hike without enough water or proper foot ware

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