Bright Angel Lodge Grand Canyon National Park
I was moderately fit and with frequent stops, was not in bad shape at the end, though the last mile was tough and I was ready to be there. The first thing of note is a tunnel, just 0. Indian Garden is the half-way point on the trail is.
Bright Angel Lodge Inn, Grand Canyon National Park
The North Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt is over feet m. During winter months, the North Rim closes because of snow.
However, driving from South Rim to North Rim by automobile requires a 4. Driving directions to the North Rim. Hiking the 21 miles 34 km from South Rim to North Rim includes Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt ft m elevation loss from South Rim to Colorado River, followed by a ft m Bright Angel Lodge Grand Canyon National Park gain from the river to the North Rim.
Public restrooms and outdoor exhibits are located behind the visitor center building. Interior of North Rim Visitor Center. Left: exhibit area; right: Grand Canyon Conservancy bookstore and gift shop. Left: main entrance to Grand Canyon Lodge. Right: walking the trail out to Bright Angel Point from the lodge. From the main parking area it is a relatively short, easy walk to Lodge itself. The lodge is wheelchair accessible. From the lodge the paved, 0. This trail is steep in places, with drop-offs and stairs, but provides dramatic views into Roaring Springs and Bright Angel Canyons.
North Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide In place of a newspaper, the North Rim Pocket Map and Services Guide is now being distributed at entrance stations, visitor centers, lodges, campgrounds, stores, and out-of-park locations. Download it here Click on the image to download as an accessible PDF file 2. Hayden from Point Imperial, highest overlook in the park at 8, feet 2, meters. Right: view from Cape Royal across to Wotan’s Throne.
The trip to both points, with short walks at each and several stops at pullouts along the way, can easily take half a day. Point Imperial, the highest point on the North Rim at 8, feet 2, metersoverlooks the Painted Desert and the eastern end of Grand Canyon.
Here the canyon transforms as the narrow walls of Marble Canyon, visible only as a winding gash, open dramatically to become “grand.
Part of the viewpoint is accessible. Cape Royal provides a panorama up, down, and across the canyon. With seemingly unlimited vistas to the east and west, it is popular for both sunrise and sunset.
This popular viewpoint is accessible via a paved, level trail. Duration: 8 minutes, 21 seconds There is something about the North Rim of Grand Canyon that invokes a sense of solitude and serenity.
This is a place that invites you to slow down, to ponder, to feel your own innate creativity, and to fall in love with landscape. Winter Camping with a Backcountry Permit North Rim roads are closed to all vehicles between December 1st and May 15th, and no visitor services are Bright Angel Lodge Grand Canyon National Park.
During these winter months backpackers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers are permitted to use the North Rim Campground, provided a backcountry use permit has been obtained in advance. Hikers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers will need to remain off the closed road per Superintendent’s Compendium re: safety from snowplows and forge a path through the snow. Note about Snowmobiles: Snowmobiles are not permitted within the park. Note about the Yurt: The North Rim yurt was removed because of safety issues and is no longer available.
Last updated: November 30,
I was hiking up and found this stretch pretty easy. Phantom Ranch is extremely popular and there is a lottery system to get a reservation. Backcountry rangers recommend that hikers taking their first trip into the inner canyon use one of the park’s Corridor trails.