The Bright Angel Trail Is The Single Most Dangerous Hike In All Of Arizona
Arizona has no shortage of amazing hikes, but one stands out above all the rest. And not necessarily for a good reason. Located in the Grand Canyon, Bright Angel Trail sees more rescues and 911 calls than any other trail in the state and is considered the most dangerous hike in the Grand Canyon. Between its length, elevation, and lack of shade, this popular hike is a perfect storm of perilous factors. Before you venture out, we have some answers to the oft-heard question, “Is Bright Angel Trail dangerous?”
To learn more about the trail, visit its page on AllTrails or see this map from the National Park Service. You can also learn more about this specific trail on the National Park Service website. For information on other great hikes in the area, go to the overall AllTrails website.
Have you ever hiked Bright Angel Trail? If so, what precautions did you take to lessen the danger? Would you agree that it is one of the, if not the, most dangerous hikes in Arizona? We’d love to read about your experience in the comments section below!
Also, be sure to check out our previous article for an Arizona hike that’s dangerous for an entirely different (and much creepier) reason.
If you’re still in the mood for more Arizona adventures, take a look at this video about the beautiful town of Sedona:
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Where can we find easy hiking trails in Arizona?
- The Aspen Nature Loop in Flagstaff is 2.5 miles long and features scenic views of the Snowbowl.
- The Baldwin Trail in Sedona is also 2.5 miles long and a popular place for outstanding views of Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek.
- The Beverly Canyon Trail in Phoenix is 3.5 miles long and traverses through a beautiful, cactus-peppered landscape.
Read on to learn about some of the other wonderful easy hiking trails in Arizona.
Where can we find small towns in Arizona?
- Ajo is a former mining town and now a burgeoning artist enclave. It is ranked as one of the best small towns in the country.
- Chloride is a hidden gem full of great restaurants, murals, and other public art.
- Crown King is known for its hiking trails, old general store, and saloon dating back to 1910.
Read on to learn about some of the many other charming small towns in Arizona.
Where can we find historic churches in Arizona?
- Mission San José de Tumacácori in Tumacácori was founded in 1691 and is one of the oldest surviving missions in the state of Arizona.
- Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Tombstone was built in 1882 and is the oldest Protestant church in the state.
- The Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Rectory in Prescott was built in 1894 and now serves as the home for the Prescott Center for the Arts.
Read on to learn about some of the other beautiful historic churches in Arizona.