Grand Canyon Backpacking: Bright Angel

This guided backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail can be scheduled as a two or three day journey. The trip will take us to the bottom of Grand Canyon via one of its most classic trails. As Native Americans once did, we will hike in their footsteps along the Bright Angel Fault to enter the inner canyon.

Hiking past ancient pictographs along the way, we will descend Jacob's Ladder stopping to look at the Brahma and Zoroaster Temples before arriving at the spring and cottonwood tree filled oasis of Indian Gardens. This area was still farmed by Havasupai families around the turn of the twentieth century. Indian Gardens will serve as our basecamp allowing us to stow away our main packs.

Travelling light over the rest of the trip, we will hike Garden Creek to the Tapeats Narrows and down the Devil's Corkscrew to the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The final day is spent climbing from Indian Gardens back to the canyon rim. The three day option includes an additional day of exploring the area and hiking to Plateau Point, which has some of the most spectacular views of the surrounding region.

This is a great backpacking adventure for new Grand Canyon hikers and families because by dropping our equipment at Indian Gardens, the hike to the bottom of the canyon and back becomes much more feasible.

  • - Time: Year Round
  • - Difficulty Rating: 5/10
  • - Distance & Elevation: 16 miles ~ 4380 feet
  • - Number of Days: 2 - 3
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