Explore the best beach trails in Arizona with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
3 days ago

On the NPS hike guide, it is actually called "Hanging Garden" trail. This 1.2 mile trail is flat, with the exception of a mild climb towards the actual garden. The garden is neat to see, but nothing crazy. Our dog enjoyed the trail too.

Rode my horse down my first adventure below the rim, which was a real treat. This trail is rated hard due to two things - steepness and elevation. Otherwise, the trail is well maintained and well marked. GPS does not work in the canyon! My Garmin said I did 24 miles to get from the North Rim to Bright Angel campground. Stayed at Bright Angel campground at the bottom, then went back up the way I came.

There are water spigots available every 2-3 miles from the rim to Cottonwood campground. From Cottonwood campground to Bright Angel campground, the trail is gently rolling and there is Bright Angel creek to filter water if you need it.

Beautiful views! I plan on doing rim-to-rim next year, also on my horse!

Nice hike for a relaxing Monday afternoon

I didn't hike the whole thing, just to the bottom of the canyon and back. Make sure to bring plenty of water, you get easily dehydrated on this trail.

Bartlett Lake was beautiful. This trail is deseaving. The mileage is one way, not round trip and as others state, the trails are not maintained and not marked in many areas. We got off trail several times. Made out about 5 miles till we couldn't find the trail any longer and decided to turn around and head back. Be sure you are using a downloaded map and some kind of clippers to cut back thorny bushes to pass through the trails where it has over grown.

Beautiful views. You can get lulled into going down further than you prepared for. From the bridge to rim, pretty steep switchbacks.
Very challenging but worthwhile.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail. Beautiful scenery, nice to see it growing back since the fire. Watch for rattle snakes, we found a 3 foot rattler sunning on the trail; we named it Gary.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike.