Location: Arizona
Trip Starts: Bright Angel Lodge
Trip Ends: Bright Angel Lodge
Total Distance: 2.2 miles
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Trails Used: Rim Trail
Trail Traffic: Moderate
More Information:

Grand Canyon National Park
P.O. Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
(928) 638-7888


This hike starts at the Bright Angel Lodge and follows the Rim Trail to Maricopa Point – a distance of about 2.2 miles roundtrip. The path is paved with outstanding views for the entire hike – especially down to the Indian Gardens in the canyon below.

The trail makes a gradual climb to Maricopa Point which has 270 degree views of the lodges across the canyon and to the canyon floor but not of the Colorado River.

Most of the path is paved, so it is an easy walk – unless you are battling 100 degree heat. Keep in mind that the South Rim is a very popular section of the park – especially around the lodges. So don’t expect any privacy here, even in the winter. There will be lots of people on these trails.

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