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Address: Begins near the main Visitor Center complex, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
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One of the two superhighways of the Grand Canyon, this well maintained and...

One of the two superhighways of the Grand Canyon, this well maintained and popular trail offers breathtaking vistas, some shaded areas, plus a number of rest stops that have drinking water.

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Gorgeous trail

Beautiful trail in the spring with flowering trees and babbling brooks along the way in the middle section. Make sure you train sufficiently as it can be quite steep in places... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful trail in the spring with flowering trees and babbling brooks along the way in the middle section. Make sure you train sufficiently as it can be quite steep in places. Don't forget to bring your treking poles😊

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Walker, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I read a statistic that said that 99% of the people who visit the Grand Canyon only walk around the rim and do not hike a trail. The Bright Angel trail is the least steep trail on the South Rim and is accessible from the rim. There was snow and ice in February, so crampons were a must. The views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can hike a little or all the way to the Colorado river (not recommended by the way). This trail has it all with restroom stops and a clear path. Now you still have to do all the work or you could take a mule ride. Either way this is the way to fully experience the Grand Canyon. A must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The trail can be crowded for the first half mile or so, but then starts to thin out further down. The views from the trail are beautiful. Be careful not to go too far down if you will have trouble climbing back up. It's quite a workout coming back up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't come to the Canyon and just stay on the overlooks! Go down this well maintained trail at least 3 miles to the rest area. The views are stunning - very busy though. Squirrels there aren't even afraid of humans!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were warned about going into the abyss. Make sure you are prepared for the hike. We went to the 3 mile marker. Six mile total. It rained and snowed on us but the hike was worth it. The view was unbelievable. Make sure you pace yourself and have plenty of water. The water taps don't work in the spring.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very crowded trail descending canyon. you have to go down to understand the size of it all. well worn

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, I said "pain". I just got back from a Spring Break trip to the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park. I was not physically ready. I haven't been very active since high school. So, out of 18 students, I was the one in the back of the line. Thankfully, I had two of the group willing to walk with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My group took two days to hike up the Bright Angel trail from the river, camping one night at Indian Garden. It's a beautiful hike, and I highly recommend bringing enough water and food because some of the water isn't available in the winter and spring. It's a very rewarding hike, one step at a time. I also recommend leaving... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buy Crampons for your shoes if you are traveling in spring!!!!!! We tried to hike this trail and the top of the trail head was extremely icy!! There are signs that say use icy foot gear and you should!! I busted my but sliding on that ice and I had on hiking boots. My husband busted his too and his... More 

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