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Indian Garden

4 1/2 miles down Bright Angel Trail going towards Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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MULE lunch break

This is the first dismount point on the mule ride down to Phantom Ranch, and it is also the Lunch... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Graendahl
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Very nice campgrounds

We camped overnight with our group of six. The restrooms are nice for camp restrooms and the... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Tom F
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Richmond, Indiana
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A resting point on the trail to the bottom of the Grand Canyon where you can refill your water bottles.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“rest stop” (4 reviews)
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4 1/2 miles down Bright Angel Trail going towards Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the first dismount point on the mule ride down to Phantom Ranch, and it is also the Lunch Break area. It is heavily shaded, and there is a small Ranger Station for those in need. The Rangers maintain the communal swap box, so...More

Thank Graendahl
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We camped overnight with our group of six. The restrooms are nice for camp restrooms and the campground was quiet at night. The site was comfortable and all sites have some shade since the picnic tables are under a shelter. The plateau trail out to...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We hiked up from Phantom Ranch and stopped overnight at Indian Garden. It's exactly half way between the bottom and top of the Grand Canyon, Sights are near cool running creek with lots of green vegetation. Each sight has its own little covered picnic table...More

Thank bagelsnob
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We spent two nights camping in Indian Garden. This location is beautiful and is a well maintained campground. It makes a great stopping point if you only want to hike half way down the canyon each day. The ranger was super friendly and very knowledgeable....More

Thank dreamergirl4686
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We spent two nights at the Indian Garden campground. It was great to have a picnic table with a roof over it, running water, and toilets! This may not seem like much, but it's unexpected when backpacking AND it's much appreciated when the the weather's...More

Thank TBSuz
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Stopped for lunch and to get a break, Just delighted I could get out of the saddle with out falling! My mule ride was so much fun and the wranglers were the best! If you have not been-give it a try! The forest ranger and...More

Thank blueridgealleycat
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Indian Garden is an oasis of tree shaded benches and rocks with running water and restrooms. It is also the spot where the Mule Trip stops on its way down to the Phantom Ranch for a rest and lunch. Used by many hikers as both...More

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Our spot was near the bathrooms and the Bright Angel trail. The site easily fit our three tents. There are ammo cans to store food and a pole for our packs. We took a three mile round trip to Plateau Point for sunset. Two spotted...More

Thank Chicago_ks
Reviewed 21 September 2016

All camp sites have shelters over picnic tables. Plenty of drinking fountains, water, nice toilets, ranger station, library, bench's for ranger talks. Close to plateau point, nice hike out to it for the sunset. SHADE

Thank Butch1956
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Stayed at Indian Garden Campground. Each site is nicely situated and though they are in close proximity, the setting is well arranged and the tables, covers and tins for food to avoid squirrels and hanging spots for packs are all nice amenities. We all agreed...More

Thank peggycowanak
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