15.2 miles
4,624 ft
-4,625 ft
1 mile
High Point

This day-long demanding hike takes you from the South Rim down to the Colorado River. It would probably be best to treat this hike as an overnighter and stay at either the Indian Garden Campground which is around the halfway mark or the Bright Angel Campground found on the other side of the Colorado River following the River Trail.

The trail is well maintained and has plenty of shelters and water along the way. The ascent portion of this trail can be very demanding so leave a lot of time for rest breaks along the way. Spring and Fall are the best times because of the cooler temperatures but it also is the busiest times of the year as well.

Make sure to pack some water and food and do not forget your camera as the views are breathtaking

Detailed Description
Bright Angel Trail is a 15 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Grand Canyon Village Arizona. This hike only route and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 4,624 ft with a max elevation of 6,835 ft then descends -4,625 ft.
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More Stats for Bright Angel Trail mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    6 hr 14 min
  • Altitude min
    2,434 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,835 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,834 ft
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  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,253 ft


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