Grand Canyon Adventure Planning Enlightened

Grand Canyon trip planning Enlightened

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Camping at Indian Gardens

If you want to relax on your guided backpacking vacation, and still make it to the Colorado River, this is the hike for you. A more laid-back Grand Canyon hiking adventure, Indian Gardens is great for first time Canyon hikers and families. Don't worry though - all the beauty and excitement of the Grand Canyon are still at your finger tips. Hiking down the Bright Angel Trail in the footsteps of the Havasupai Indians, you'll make your way to camp at Indian Gardens, where you'll have time to rest or explore close-by ruins. After a relaxing afternoon, you can make the short hike to Plateau Point for sunset at one of the most amazing Inner Canyon views. This flat 3 mile hike is not only good for sunset, it is also a great place to spot California Condors, one of the worlds largest birds. 
Number of Days: 2-3
Distance: 9mi/14km (not including day hikes)
Elevation Change: 3060ft/933m