Bright Angel Loop Backpacking Trip
This is the classic Grand Canyon backpacking adventure. Most hikers will start from the South Kaibab trail and descend through 1.7 billion years of geologic history on a trail built for its expansive vistas. Kaibab is the Paiute Indian word for the Grand Canyon, and translated means "mountain turned upside down". The South Kaibab . Along the way you'll pass through nearly all of Arizona life zones, experiencing a perspective of the Canyon unattainable from the Rim. Once you reach the bottom of the Grand Canyon, you'll use a suspension bridge to cross the mighty Colorado River, and make your way to the historic Bright Angel Campground. Once you've arrived at Bright Angel Campground, you'll set up camp along the Bright Angel Creek where you can relax and enjoy your camp for the evening. Read the guide below to learn more.