Bright Angel Point

Highway 64, Grand Canyon, Arizona 86023 | (928) 638-7888
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Type: Nature & Gardens and Hiking & Walking
Ages: Ages 7 — adult
Cost: Free
Hours of operation: open mid-May through mid-October

Most visitors make a stop at Bright Angel Point, at the southern end of the entrance road. From the parking area it is a short, easy walk to Grand Canyon Lodge and a classic view of the canyon. This facility is wheelchair accessible. A paved, 0.5 mile (0.8 km) round-trip trail leads from the lodge, out the spine of the ridge, to the point. This trail is steep in places, with drop-offs and stairs, but provides dramatic views into Roaring Springs and Bright Angel Canyons.

2 Reviews for Bright Angel Point

September 03 2015
1 family found this helpful
"Wonderful views. Just stay away from the edge!"

Bright Angel Point is easily the most popular trail on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Its no wonder considering this trail starts where the visitor center and Grand Canyon Lodge are located. The trail is short and the views are incredible but this trail is very nerve wracking for those fearful of heights or falling.  Definitely keep a tight hold on the hands of little ones. There are many spots with no railings along the cliff edge. Also be aware that people seem to enjoy climbing on the rocks off trail in order to get pictures. It freaked me out.

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December 23 2010
1 family found this helpful
"It's the BA (Bright Angel)"

The 'super-highway' of the Grand Canyon.  Well maintained, great views!  Head down for a day hike and bring some snacks and water.  Even though the trail is well maintained, it is the Grand Canyon so it goes down, down, down or up, up, up ... depending which way you're going :)

There is nothing else like it in the world!  If it is the only trail you have time for during your Grand Canyon experience, take the time to walk a bit on this trail.  

Small ones should be in a baby carrier - Strollers will not work well here.  

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