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Bright Angel Campground Grand Canyon National Park Arizona

Bright Angel Overview

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Bright Angel campground is located in the bottom of the Grand Canyon along Bright Angel creek and 1/2 mile north of the Colorado River. The campground is accessed via the Bright Angel Trail (about 10 miles from the South Rim), the South Kaibab Trail (about 7 miles from South Rim/ Yaki Point), or via the North Kaibab Trail (14 miles from the North Rim). Campers can spend two consecutive nights at the campground (per hike), except during Nov 15 – Feb 28 when you can stay up to four consecutive nights per hike.

Bright Angel campground has 33 tent campsites. Each site has a table, 2 ammo boxes (to store food) and area to pitch a tent. The campground has a ranger station, drinking water and flush toilets. A Backcountry Permit is required to stay overnight at Bright Angel campground. Phantom Ranch is less than 1/2 mile from the campground and has a snack bar.  You can also have dinner at Phantom Ranch Lodge, but reservations are required in advance (303-2978-2757). Cabins are also available for rent at Phantom Ranch.

Indian Garden campground is located about half way back up (or down) the Bight Angel Trail. It has 16 tent-only campsites.  Cottonwood campground is located off the North Kaibab trail about 7 miles down from the North Rim.

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Amenities
  • Amphitheater
  • Cafe
  • Camp Store
  • Campfire Center
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Shade Structure
  • Snack Bar
Activities
  • Backpacking
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Bird Watching
  • Creek
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • River
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona 86023
928-638-7888
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Best Campsites

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33

Regions
Campsite Types
  • Cabin
  • Primitive
  • Tent
  • Walk-To
# of Campsites:

33

Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

2,480

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Bright Angel Campground Phantom Ranch
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Bright Angel Campground Trail Grand Canyon

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