The Grand Circle, Grand Canyon

Bright Angel Trail

5.0Iconic hikesOut and backDifficult/AdvancedCanyonsEpic views

The Bright Angel Trail is one of the most well-known trails in the park and offers hikers stunning views of the canyon. The trail is a 9.3-mile round trip, and it is recommended for experienced hikers due to its steepness and length (check AllTrails link for more details).

The Bright Angel Trail begins at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and descends over 4,380 feet into the canyon. Along the way, you can stop at various points to take in the breathtaking views of the canyon. The trail is well-maintained and has several rest stops and water stations along the way. However, you should be prepared for changing weather conditions and extreme temperatures, especially during the summer months. The trail ends at the Colorado River, where hikers can rest and enjoy the views before making the steep ascent back up to the South Rim.