Announces Extended Stays at Newly Renovated Bright Angel Trailhead

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The first significant improvement to one of the oldest and best known trails in the National Park system in over 100 years creates easier access and additional comforts as stretches tours to include two nights at Bright Angel trailhead.

“The difficulty of access and lack of comfort has long hindered our travelers from enjoying the beauty of Bright Angel trail. These new improvements will allow travelers to enjoy the trail and the Grand Canyon twice as long as before.”

For most of the last century, the trailhead to one of the best known trails in the National Park system, Bright Angel, has been difficult to locate and tricky to access for virtually thousands of tourists. But with recent renovations, today’s traveler cannot only access the trail but also enjoy creature comforts that make visits easy, accessible and pleasurable.

“Over the years, many people have had a hard time at Bright Angel since there was no convenient or comfortable place to sit and enjoy the view or prepare for hikes. We are delighted with the recent renovations and have extended our stays at the National Park Lodges to two full days so our travelers have time to fully enjoy the beauty of this incredible area,” reports Brendan Duffy of

Funded through private donations as well as revenue from Park admissions, the renovation has been carefully planned to complement existing facilities, provide more adequate parking and to supplement amenities such as restrooms and shaded comfort zones.

Duffy added, “There is nothing quite like sitting on the Bright Angel Trailhead, or walking a short distance down the trail, while viewing a spectacular sunset. This piece of land, and this experience, is something owned by every American. It is truly a national treasure. I hope this new trailhead encourages those very active and those less active to come enjoy one of the greatest trails in America.”

Originally built by the Havasupai people, Bright Angel Trail was popularized as an entryway to the Grand Canyon in the early 1900s. Several thousand people pass through the trailhead each summer day including hikers, mule riders, bus riders and walkers. Recent improvements make it ideal for families with younger children as well as seniors and everyone in between.

“This is one of the most popular destinations of all our National Parks tours,” Duffy continued. “But these improvements will make it all the easier for our travelers to explore the Grand Canyon. At last, Bright Angel will provide the kind of opportunities that we see at other stops on our Grand Canyon tours, like Zion National Park and Lake Powell. We plan on giving them plenty of time to enjoy it.”

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