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TRAIL FACTS: Bright Angel Trail

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A profile of the Bright Angel Trail trail
Brief Description: This drainage following trail persues an ancient Havasupi Indian route. Camping (permit required), water, and shade at Indian Gardens, 4.5 miles below the rim.
Length (approx): 9.70 miles
Starting Elevation: 6782.00 feet
Ending Elevation: 2519.00 feet
Elevation Change: 4263 feet
Average Grade: 14.00%
Trail Head Location: North of the Kaibab Lodge and West of the Bright Angel Lodge. Look for stone the burro corral.
Trail End: Bright Angel Campground
Water, Reliable: Indian Gardens, Colorado River, Bright Angel Campground
Camping: Designated Site; Indian Gardens (4.7 mi), Bright Angel Campground
USGS 7.5 Minute Topographic Map(s) you will need: Grand Canyon

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