Bright Angel Point Tours
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Bright Angel Point is the most popular viewpoint on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, offering views of Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim and Roaring Springs some 3,000 feet (914 meters) below. The easy paved Bright Angel Point trail leads to the spot, with panoramic views of Grand Canyon National Park unfolding along the way.
While the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is more easily accessible, the North Rim affords much better views, as it’s more than 1,000 feet (305 meters) higher in elevation. According to the National Park Service, only 10 percent of Grand Canyon visitors make it to this less-traveled area. Even though Bright Angel Point isn’t on the well-trodden South Rim route, it still features in some longer tours of the national park. Many day tours depart from Sedona and Flagstaff.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Bright Angel Point is a must-visit for photographers and those looking to get off the beaten path.
- Wear sturdy shoes; the walk to Bright Angel Point, while short, is steep at points.
- Remember that walking at this elevation can be strenuous.
- Public restrooms are available behind the North Rim Visitor Center.
- The Bright Angel Point trail is steep with drop-offs and stairs, and is not wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The quarter-mile (0.4 kilometer) paved trail to Bright Angel Point begins just behind the Grand Canyon Lodge near the North Rim parking area.
When to Get There
Due to its higher elevation, the North Rim (and Bright Angel Point) have a shorter season than the rest of the park; the entire North Rim area closes for the winter (December 2 to May 14). Plan to visit around sunrise or sunset for the best photos of the canyon below.
Getting from the South Rim to the North Rim
Although in the same national park, the two rims of the Grand Canyon aren’t the easiest to travel between. Hikers can make the 21-mile (34-kilometer) trek, while the drive covers 220 miles (354 kilometers).
Address: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA
1 Tours and Activities to Experience Bright Angel Point
Just like the Grand Canyon is completely unique in the world, this is a non traditional scavenger/detective hunt! Get ready for a fun and challenging journey through the South Rim! We will start in Tuscayan before the park entrance for a pre-hunt powwow. Your tour guide/ host will send you your clues, discuss the rules and cheer you on!You will then be off on a 3 hour creative adventure through the South Rim, being challenged as you go. You will be getting photo and video clues, talking to locals to solve mysteries and learning about the rich history of Grand Canyon as you go. The sky is the limit as far as the creativity you bring to this adventure. Hunters will share their experiences and photos in the post hunt powwow. Warning- This is a challenging hunt. Feel free to book it risk free and your hunt master will call to discuss to make sure we are on the same page. If not you can get a full immediate refund.
Taking safety measures
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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