DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

river

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no shade

3 months ago

The description of the trail is misleading. Yes, the trail itself is just easy 1.1 mi walk BUT, to get to the trailhead you need to hike entire Bright Angel Trail about 5 miles down. The plateau point sits 3080 feet deep from the rim. To reach the point you would have to hike 3000 feet down for 6.1 miles and then you need to go up. That’s about 9-12 hours trip and in red (difficult) zone on the official Grand Canyon trail map.