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Bright Angel Trail

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Bright Angel Trail

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Begins near the main Visitor Center complex, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour & Hoover Dam Photo Stop with optional Skywalk

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This Grand Canyon day tour has it all! Avoid the crowds at the canyon as this tour picks up from select hotels, giving you more time to enjoy your destination! Enroute to the West Rim, you'll enjoy a hot, sit-down breakfast at a restaurant. This tour also includes a bonus stop at the Hoover Dam Memorial Bridge where you can capture incredible photos of the Dam! Continuing onto the Grand Canyon, your tour guide will tell you all about the canyon and the Hualapai Indians. Included is admission to the West Rim, VIP bus access at the Canyon, breakfast, BBQ lunch on the canyon rim and two bottles of water. Return to Las Vegas at approximately 5pm.
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Nicole L wrote a review 18 Jan
Orion, Michigan10 contributions
Hiked this trail on January 17th 2021. We were told it was icy at the top but it honestly was not bad at all. No need for spikes. Hiked down to the 3 mile rest house and back up. Took about 4 hours total. Unforgettable views and the perfect challenge on the way back up.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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TrailTrekker15 wrote a review Dec 2020
Tallahassee, Florida3,308 contributions344 helpful votes
Let me preface this review by saying I think this is a great hike. The warning I give is make sure you know the trail conditions if you’re dead set on hiking the Bright Angel Trail. My intent was to hike 1.5 - 3 miles into the Canyon possibly as far as Indian Garden. When I began the hike, I realized the trail was covered a solid sheet of ice. I tried to descend a short section of the first switch back. I realized quickly that the hazard of slipping and falling off a cliff or injuring myself was too great. I aborted and returned to the top where I saw a sign saying “Crampons Recommended”. Please prepare carefully before doing this hike as many people have died on the trail. On a cold day like this, the Rim Trail provides a good alternative.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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IndyKevin317 wrote a review Dec 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana91 contributions32 helpful votes
This trail was the highlight of our trip. We hiked down to Plateau Point and back in less than 8 hours. We could have done it much quicker had I prepared myself for the hike. You might be able to go to the 1.5 or 3.0 mile mark and back with little to no training or preparation, but I wouldn’t recommend going past that point if you are not in shape. If you can’t hike 12 miles on flat ground you won’t be able to do it here either. That being said, regardless of all the pain I was in for the next 3 days, it was worth it. It was so amazing to stand at the rail at Plateau Point and look down at the Colorado River below and the 360 degree views of the Grand Canyon. I would do it again, but I will be ready next time. I would also recommend you have good hiking boots/shoes and trekking poles. Of course bring plenty of water and food/snacks because you are going to need it. Layer your clothing. Temperatures started in the 40s at the top on the South Rim to 60s at Plateau Point back down into the 30s by the time we got back to the top.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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669chuckz wrote a review Nov 2020
Eau Claire, Wisconsin38 contributions12 helpful votes
This was a must do trail. The trail allows you to descend into the Grand Canyon and you never feel unsafe. We did the hike with an 18 month child and 7 year old. It was super beautiful and yet you never felt uncomfortable about the hike. We did not go all the way down to the river but it was really amazing.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Angela DeMarco wrote a review Nov 2020
Atlanta, Georgia49 contributions4 helpful votes
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Our goal was to get to the Indian Garden and then hike back. We took our time hiking into the canyon but we didn't take any breaks (just quick photo ops). It took us exactly two hours to get to the Indian Garden. Once we realized how much better the views would get if we continued on the trail, we decided to hike to Plateau point (which added a little over an hour to our time including a break to shed some layers and add sunscreen). The last part of the hike is entirely flat, so as long as you are okay with adding more steps to your day before having to hike back out of the canyon, going all the way to Plateau Point is well worth it! It provides you with full views of the river and a panoramic view of the canyon. After reading numerous reviews about this trail, we had prepared for the worst. We are in good shape though, so we were surprised at how quickly we finished the hike out. It's definitely challenging, but if you are in decent shape there is really nothing to worry about. All in all we completed our 12 mile round trip in exactly 6 hours.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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