The Bright Angel Trail is a popular trail that connects to the Colorado River from the S shore of the Grand Canyon.

Statistics

3 - 4

hrs

192

m

1,496

m

27

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

##Itinerary The beginning of the trail begins behind the *Bright Angel Lodge* and goes straight down in bends to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Respectively 1.6 and 3.1 miles from the beginning: passage of 2 resthouses where it is possible to find water in summer season. 4.8 miles: Halfway along the route, arriving on a plateau called Indian Gardens (camping possible).

Leave a path to its left leading to[roads/294729|Plateau Point]].

Engage in the last part of the descent nicknamed "the devil's corkscrew" because of its stiffness. 8 miles: Reach the Colorado River, walk along the Colorado River to a large iron bridge, cross it to Bright Angel Creek and Phantom Ranch (camp possible if reservation, water available): - 9.5 miles: arrival ##Return By the same route.<br/><br/>_This Adventure has been shared under the [Creative Commons Share Alike](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/) licence._