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At Bright Angel Trail
The Bright Angel Trail starts into the canyon from Kolb Studio in Grand Canyon Village. For more many years, mule trips descending into the canyon would pose here for group photos.
The Bright Angel Trail is one of the most popular hiking trails in the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, United States. It is named after the Bright Angel Creek, which runs through the canyon.
The trail is approximately 9.5 miles long and descends 4,380 feet from the South Rim to the Colorado River. It is a strenuous hike and is recommended for experienced hikers. Hikers should plan for a full day or longer to complete the round trip.
Along the way, hikers will experience some of the most stunning views of the Grand Canyon, including panoramic vistas of the canyon’s towering rock formations and the river far below. The trail also passes several scenic rest stops, including Indian Garden, which offers a shaded oasis for hikers to rest and refill their water supply.
The Bright Angel Trail has a long history as a hiking destination. It was originally used by the Havasupai people as a trade route between the canyon’s rim and its bottom. Later, it was used by early explorers and miners in the area.
Today, the trail is maintained by the National Park Service and is considered one of the best hikes in the park. Hikers are advised to bring plenty of water and snacks, wear sturdy hiking shoes, and be prepared for changing weather conditions. The trail can be strenuous and difficult in some areas, so hikers should be in good physical condition and should take proper precautions to avoid injury or exhaustion.