We love hiking. It's a great way to stretch our legs and to take in some gorgeous views. If you're willing to go out on a ledge, you have to use cliffside walkways on the Bright Angel Trail in Arizona

This trail can be found on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. It's one of the most popular and maintained trails around. Despite the cliffside views, it's the safest trail too! Grab your favorite camera, your friends, and some food and water for this awesome adventure. It'll only cost you $30 per vehicle, but you can split the cost with friends. 

The trail is steep, offers very little shade, and seasonal water along the way. But due to extreme conditions, it's best if you still pack water and snacks. It's even possible to see wildlife such as mules, squirrels, scorpions and more. 

You can hike here year-round, however, it's best not to hike in the summer as temperatures can reach over 100 degrees Farenheight. Fall is a great time to hike here because the weather is cooler. 

If you hike the whole way to Bright Angel Campground, it's about 19-miles roundtrip. The scenery below might leave you speechless. Sometimes we're amazed at how beautiful the Grand Canyon State is.

This trail is rated hard, so it's best to leave your pets at home. When you reach the Colorado River, you can relax and have a picnic. There's no need to worry about needing to use the restroom as there are restrooms located at the 1.5, 3, and 4.5-mile markers.

The Grand Canyon offers many more trails for your fall adventures. Whether you're looking to explore nature or take in gorgeous views, Bright Angel Trail is a great place to get some of the best Grand Canyon views. 

The park has extreme weather conditions and this trail is hard and steep with notable elevation changes, so plan accordingly. 

Bright Angel Trail

Price: $30 per vehicle for the North and South Rim

Location: South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona 86023

Why you should go: This is one of the safest trails in the Grand Canyon. It offers gorgeous views of the land and is perfect for a day trip. 


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