Bright Angel Trail Grand Canyon

My nephew James and his wife Heather went on vacation in June.   This is the 3rd post from their vacation photos. Thank you James!

The most popular hiking trail into Grand Canyon, the Bright Angel Trail lets hikers walk in the footsteps of Native Americans, canyon miners and pioneers, and early tourists as they descend into the canyon’s depths. Offering big views, morning and afternoon shade, resthouses, vault toilets, and drinking water during the summer, this trail offers an excellent first trip into the canyon.

*Note that all trails into the canyon are steep and difficult.





Today we’re going for a hike with Heather and James on the Bright Angel Trail into the Grand Canyon.



























The views are beautiful on this difficult hike.








































Thanks for the visit. I hope you enjoyed our hike on Angel Bright Trail.












If you missed the first 2 posts from James & Heather’s vacation, check



Valley of Fire





Red Rock Canyon







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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

38 thoughts to “Bright Angel Trail Grand Canyon”

  1. Well, when you see a bighorn sheep on your hike you know it’s difficult – this is one I would have had to do when I was young – I would never make it through now. So thank you for bringing me these pictures so I could participate virtually.

  2. Please thank James and Heather for their wonderful photos. They are in a part of the states that I love, having visited several times over my married life. I have never done any serious hiking truth be told, but I do what I can and see as much as I can, and am thankful for the places I have not been able to reach through photos such as these. Thanks for sharing them Carol. Very enjoyable!

  3. It looks like an amazing trail. Spectacular views. Thanks to James and Heather for making the hike and the beautiful photos. I’ve never hiked it, but I’ve heard about its dangers (mainly that people underestimate the level of difficulty of the hike back up!).

  4. Carol – terrific photos. I am amazed that they were able to take so many without any people in them! Thanks for bringing the beauty of the Grand Canyon to Mosaic Monday readers!

  5. Beautiful photos! I hiked this trail with my family many years ago. We went halfway down and then realizing we would have to turn around and hike back up we stopped and did not go further down. It was very peaceful and beautiful!

  6. I’m sorry. We had no electricity and therefore now my late comment here…

    …there are wonderful captures. Thank you for sharing. It looks dangerous.

    Happy MosaicMonday

  7. I visited Grand Canyon once many years ago. But going in a group I ws not able to do anything. Just standing on the Rim for halv an hour. Nice shots, 😉

  8. Your nephew is a wonderful photographer and the two of them are having a fantastic vacation. We did some of those kind of hikes back in the day (before blogging and even before we owned a good camera) — but definitely not doing that any longer, so it is lovely to see pictures that bring back memories — and just to admire these amazing wonders.

  9. How fascinating to see more of the trail of the Bright Angel, because I chose that for my 10 x 17 feet painting, the Wedding Feast as my background! Thank you for sharing these images, Carol! Emille (before: Jesh)

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