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Bright Angel Trail - Grand Canyon, Arizona
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Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog
N 36° 03.440 W 112° 08.615
12S E 397004 N 3990912
Quick Description: The Bright Angel Trail links the Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River, 4380 feet below.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 3/22/2019 7:42:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM108NQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
The Bright Angel Trail links the Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to the Colorado River, 4380 feet below, and continues to the Bright Angel Campground. The eight-mile section between the rim and the river averages a 10% grade, and is seldom out of sight of spectacular views of the Grand Canyon. This trail is generally regarded as the most accessible means of hiking from the rim to the river.

Popular turn-around points on the trail for a day hike are the first Rest House (1.6 miles one way, 1000 foot drop), the second Rest House (3 miles, 2000 drop), and Indian Garden (5 miles, 2900 feet drop).

The upper part of the trail was originally built by the Havasupai people for access to the perennial water source of present-day Garden Creek. Forced out of the area by President Theodore Roosevelt to make room for a park, the trail was improved and extended to the bottom of the canyon by Ralph Cameron, who named the trail. Control of the trail finally fell to the National Park Service in 1928, who maintains it today.

Sources:

https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/upload/brightangeltrail.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bright_Angel_Trail
Picture location1: N 36° 03.440 W 112° 08.615

Picture Location 2: N 36° 03.575 W 112° 08.660

Picture Location 3: N 36° 03.635 W 112° 08.315

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