Bright Angel Trailhead via South Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Trail

4 reviews #5 hike out of 182 in
16.0 mi
Distance
6 hrs 4 min
Time
terrain
3,553 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult one way trail to Bright Angel Trailhead in Grand Canyon National Park.

This trail goes by Yaki Point, Ooh Aah Point, Cedar Ridge, O'Neill Butte, Skeleton Point, The Tipoff, Burro Spring, Pipe Spring, Indian Garden Campground, Mary Jane Coulter Lookout, and Kolb Studio Museum.



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    4 months, 2 weeks ago
    We decided to go down Kaibab and up Bright Angel. Going all the way to Bright Angel campground was a waste of time and effort so we decided to take West Tonto and cut across the valley. It was beautiful and that stretch has some of our favorite scenery. There wasn’t another person on the trail the entire 8+ miles. There was plenty of time to take photos of the views without people interrupting. I’d definitely recommend this to experienced hikers who miss small foot trails.
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Wild Vagabond 1 year, 2 months ago
GC-SK-TONTO-BA 13.9
South Kaibab-Tonto-Bright Angel Trails; Grand Canyon, South Rim. 13.9 miles +/- 3500' ERM of 28. Park car at BIC, take NPS Hiker Express bus to South Kaibab (SK) TH. Hike SK to Tonto, West on Tonto to Bright Angel (BA) Trail, up BA to Indian Garden for water and lunch. Return to rim and BIC via BA (up 3500' over 4.5 miles). http://wildernessvagabond.com/WV-GC-trip-links-all.htm
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