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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.
 
The Basics
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).

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Grand Canyon Deluxe Tour from Sedona, Sedona, null
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Grand Canyon Deluxe Tour from Sedona

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Explore Grand Canyon with an informative guide on this popular one day excursion. The tour includes a beautiful scenic drive up Oak Creek Canyon, a visit to ...  Read more

Location: Sedona, Arizona
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $151.99
Grand Canyon South Rim by Tour Trekker, Las Vegas, Day Trips
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Grand Canyon South Rim by Tour Trekker

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Relax on this unique adventure to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. Travel in a comfortable 10 passenger Tour Trekker and enjoy the beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $269.00
Full Day: Grand Canyon Complete Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff, Sedona, Day Trips
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Full Day: Grand Canyon Complete Tour from Sedona or Flagstaff

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This is truly the most complete Grand Canyon day trip available anywhere! In addition to magnificent Grand Canyon overlooks, you’ll view lava flow fields from ...  Read more

Location: Sedona, Arizona
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $164.03

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