Duration: 3 Days
Difficulty: The Bright Angel Trail is the most common backpacker’s route down into Grand Canyon. This maintained trail has a beautiful stopping point at Indian Gardens for rest and shade, and then we finish our hike down to the mighty Colorado itself. This 9.6-mile hike from the South Rim to the Bright Angel campground is gorgeous, with stunning views and several spots to rest and take in the scenery. The Bright Angel Campground is next to the famous Phantom Ranch, and offers an endless variety of short day hikes and places to explore!
Perfect for: Beginners; Intermediate hikers; Families with older children
Distance: 20.2 miles round-trip
Group Size: 4 minimum
Average Backpack Weight: 25-30 lbs.
3 days: $825 per person
Additional days: $200 per person, per additional day