Hiking Project Logo

gem icon Bright Angel Point [Suggest Edits]

41 votes
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Description

One of the best viewpoints on the North Rim! From the North Rim Visitor Center parking area, walk through the Grand Canyon Lodge, continuing south to the Bright Angel Point Trail. This is a half-mile paved path that goes along a short, spiny ridgeline. Clamber down stairs and over a couple of steep bits to the end where a magnificent view awaits. You'll see deep into Bright Angel Canyon and Roaring Springs. Interpretive programs describing this area's unique geology/flora/fauna are offered at the Visitor Center seasonally.

Short Walk: A paved 1/2 mile round trip path to the point (has stairs and some dropoffs)

Family Friendly: Short and paved, this trail is suitable for folks of most abilities. Keep children away from the edge!

Gem Type: Viewpoint

Shared by:
Megan W

0 Comments

You & This Gem

Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Sep 25, 2022
Kathy Adkins
Sep 20, 2022
Tom Herr
Beautiful view of Bright Angel Canyon from the best view point on the North Rim. Close to the Lodge. Many great vistas.
Sep 16, 2022
Mohamed Sesay jr
Aug 23, 2022
David Matsumoto
Monsoon!
Aug 22, 2022
David Matsumoto
Monsoon
Jul 11, 2022
David Gaiardo
Jul 9, 2022
Laura Leong
Bjj
Jun 6, 2022
Scott Crane
Spectacular

Nearby Gems

gem Favorite A beautiful Grand Canyon sunrise.

South Rim Historic District

(23) Grand C…, AZ
gem Favorite Total cloud inversion near Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park

Desert View Watchtower

(31) Grand C…, AZ
gem Favorite Cape Royal

Cape Royal

(8) Grand C…, AZ
gem Favorite Grand Canyon as seen from the Rim Trail.

Yavapai Museum of Geology

(16) Grand C…, AZ
gem Favorite Point Imperial viewpoint (NPS Photo by Michael Quinn)

Point Imperial

(8) Grand C…, AZ
gem Favorite Hikers approaching the granaries

Nankoweap Granary

(4) Grand C…, AZ
gem Favorite Large Kiva at the Tusayan Ruins

Tusayan Museum and Ruins

(10) Grand C…, AZ

Nearby Trails

47.5 mi 76.5 km Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim (R2R2R)
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
All Clear
Update
Dry
20 days ago
78 
21.6 mi 34.7 km South Kaibab/Bright Angel Loop
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Unknown
Update
126 
16.0 mi 25.7 km Bright Angel Trail Out-and-Back
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
All Clear
Update
Dry - Do not recommend doing this hike all in one day. But it was magical doing it. Very very sore after.
68 days ago
79 
6.6 mi 10.6 km AZT - Passage 38 - South Kaibab
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
All Clear
Update
Dry
11 days ago
73 
13.1 mi 21.0 km Rim Trail
Easy
Grand Canyon, AZ
Easy
Grand Canyon, AZ
All Clear
Update
Dry
6 days ago
74 
8.1 mi 13.0 km Bright Angel Trail
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
All Clear
Update
Dry
13 days ago
66 
12.4 mi 19.9 km Plateau Point From South Rim
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
All Clear
Update
Dry
58 days ago
49 
0.5 mi 0.8 km Bright Angel Point
Easy/Intermediate
Grand Canyon, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Grand Canyon, AZ
All Clear
Update
Dry
59 days ago
35 
4.9 mi 7.8 km Widforss Point Trail
Intermediate
Grand Canyon, AZ
Intermediate
Grand Canyon, AZ
Unknown
Update
24 
14.7 mi 23.6 km AZT - Passage 38 - North Kaibab
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Difficult
Grand Canyon, AZ
Minor Issues
Update
Packed snow/ice top 10% of trail...runnable without spikes and patience
14 days ago
25 
Shared by Megan W on Aug 17, 2015. All Page Views: 2,463. Last Month: 20.