Ausblick am 3 Mile Resthouse auf dem Bright Angel Trail
Photo: Svenja Trachte, Outdooractive Editors
Distance 19.7 km
Demanding tour with fabulous views deep into the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River
The Bright Angel Trail is - next to the South Kaibab Trail - one of the two hiking trails where you can experience the beautiful, rugged landscape of the Grand Canyon up close. The special thing about the tour is that you start at the top, at the South Rim, which attracts more than five million visitors a year. The first few meters of the trail are also very busy. But while most of the tourists only went down to the first vantage point, for hikers and mountaineers, this is only the beginning:
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“They take pictures of the mountain climbers at the top of the mountain. They don’t take pictures along the way cause who wants to remember the relentless climb, the pain and anguish of taking it to the next level – nobody takes pictures of that, nobody wants to remember. We just want to remember the view from the top, the breathtaking moment at the edge of the world. That’s what keeps us climbing and it’s worth the pain, that’s the crazy part. It’s worth anything.“