Bright Angel Trail Climber's Log

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nader - Dec 11, 2021 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2021

Bright Angel Trail  Sucess!

See trip report. One day to river and back.


shortiestpants - May 7, 2019 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2019

Don’t be like Victor  Sucess!

Great birthday trip for our first time to the GC!
Left the rim just after sunrise, took a break at Indian Garden, and were having lunch on the river by 11:30a. Despite high exposure in the Devil’s Corkscrew, the pace up was surprisingly quick and we were back on the Rim before 6p. Worth every extra step for the solitude it earned!


themickfromjerz - Jan 26, 2016 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2013

Father and Son Hike  Sucess!

Hiked this with Pops. Day 1 went down South Kaibab to Phantom ranch Day 2 Phantom Ranch to Indian Gardens Day 3 Indian Gardens to South Kaibab


Diesel - Oct 24, 2015 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2015

I will return.  Sucess!

I hiked this trail four times:one time down and three times up. I never hiked it down during the day. I have no idea how it looks.


Wallylongridge - Oct 23, 2015 10:53 am Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2014

From Bright Angel CG  Sucess!

To Indian Gardens CG to spend the night and then up the Bright Angel Trail

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Jun 24, 2013 10:42 am Date Climbed: May 2, 2013

With Med-School Buds and New Pals  Sucess!

With Jon, Terri, and Ryan. We went down South Kaibab and returned via Bright Angel. We met some Canadian geology students on the way back up. One of them was hyponatremic and hypoglycemic so we helped them out some and slowed down our pace considerably.


elianestar12 - Apr 9, 2013 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2013

Spring Break  Sucess!

Overnighter at Bright Angel campground with boyfriend and his eleven year old son. Steep trail, beautiful views, family bonding time.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - May 16, 2012 12:45 am Date Climbed: May 11, 2012

Easy Hiking  Sucess!

Beautiful trail made really easy but the relatively easy hiking. We hiked this to do Garden Creek (4CIV). Started at 7am, got back the rim at 6:45pm. We also went to the river. Awesome trails with steller views. Indian Gardens is beautiful as well. It would have been too hot on the hike back up except for the fact there were a bunch of clouds that helped cover the sun


PaulKuras - Feb 29, 2012 9:22 pm

Icy to Hot  Sucess!

Top was icy but still had a great hike. Cannot wait to go back.

Bill Reed

Bill Reed - Nov 18, 2011 8:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2011

S Rim to Bright Angel CG and back  Sucess!

Snowy start, then mud. Weather improved every day but temps remained below average. Camped-1st nite Indian Garden CG/2nd & 3rd Bright Angel CG/4th Indian Garden CG then out. Second time up and down, last in 1970.

Andrew Rankine

Andrew Rankine - Nov 2, 2011 12:04 pm Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2007

Snowy  Sucess!

I have hiked this trail 6 times, I believe. It is one of my favorite trails. My dad and I tend to go during snowstorms to get cancellations at Phantom Ranch, so most times it has been snowy as I hiked down.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Oct 15, 2011 12:58 pm

several hikes  Sucess!

several hikes over the past 15 years, I like more South Kaibab - better views.


xpda - Aug 15, 2011 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1973

Ascended, 1973  Sucess!

Rob, Marilyn, and I hiked down the North Kiabob trail and up the Bright Angel Trail. Also made the trip in about 1995.


Kristin5berry - Mar 27, 2011 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2011

5 hrs r/t rim to river to rim  Sucess!

Great day


chewbachman - Mar 19, 2011 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2010

Phantom Ranch and Back  Sucess!

A great trip to Phantom and back.


LadyWawa - Jan 27, 2011 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2010

Beautiful  Sucess!

Really wonderful coming back up this way (I came down from North Kaibab). I loved the frequent water access especially. The weather was just right in October.


mlandau3 - Jan 5, 2011 7:24 pm

Down The Kaibab; Up The Bright Angel  Sucess!

pleasant at Phantom Ranch, but snowing and cold at the rim

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Dec 17, 2010 6:26 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 1994

Not so Bright Angel  Sucess!

Breakfasted at the rim on last day of a trip and was talked into (Thanks Dennis Goldsmith) a same day rim to river and back trip via Bright Angel, prior to our midnight flight. We scampered down (those warning signs don't apply to us, we thought)and had a nice lunch at Pine Creek Beach on the river. The trudge back up was long, hard and heat strokey. We deserved every broiling inch of it. We just made it back to Phoenix for our flight - but no time to have dinner.


jcsesica - Mar 31, 2010 1:18 am Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2010

S. Kaibab down/Bright Angel up  Sucess!

We went down the South Kaibab on 3-24 (My 51st B-Day!). 3 nights at the bottom of the canyon and then up BA Trail to Indian Gardens on 3-27 and then out on 3-28. Weather was INCREDIBLE, with daytime temps ranging between 68 to 75 degrees at the river and night time lows in the mid thirties. Lots of ice at the rim and really enjoyed our instep crampons. Not a necessity but really appreciated. Great time of the year in the canyon.


cp0915 - Mar 26, 2010 1:06 pm

Bright Angel  Sucess!

Too busy. But still a rewarding experience.

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