Nankoweap - Bright Angel Loop

Grand Canyon, Arizona 86023

Nankoweap - Bright Angel Loop

Nankoweap - Bright Angel Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This scenic loop takes you through spectacular geology of the eastern Grand Canyon, past permanent streams and towering, cliff-bound buttes and mesas. In the eastern Grand Canyon, colorful layers of the Grand Canyon series of rock formations meet the somber, ancient metamorphic rocks of the Granite Gorge, creating a dramatic change in the shape of the Grand Canyon’s floor.

Most of this loop is seldom traveled and you’re unlikely to meet any other hikers on the cross-country section of the loop. Campfires are not allowed in the national park backcountry. Along the North Kaibab Trail near the end of the loop, camping is only allowed in designated campgrounds. Pets are not allowed on trails or in the backcountry."

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Trail Information

Grand Canyon
Nearby City
82.2 miles
16,830 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
11 days
Best October–November, March–April
Additional Use
Grand Canyon National Park, P.O. Box 129, Grand Canyon, Arizona 86023, (928) 638-7888
Local Contacts
Point Imperial, Nankoweap Mesa, Bright Angel Point, Phantom Ranch U.S.G.S.
Local Maps

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