Grand Canyon’s Bright Angel Point Trail to close starting June 21

Jun 15, 2024, 9:31 AM

Bright Angel Point...

Visitors at Bright Angel Point on the North Rim of Grand Canyon. (Photo provided by Grand Canyon National Park/L. Cisneros.)

(Photo provided by Grand Canyon National Park/L. Cisneros.)

PHOENIX — A popular trail at the Grand Canyon will become temporarily unavailable to visitors starting next week.

The Bright Angel Point Trail on the North Rim, which leads to Bright Angel Point, will be closed for construction starting Friday, June 21.

The trail is located a quarter of a mile from the Grand Canyon Lodge. It’s generally known as the first scenic viewpoint visitors experience after arriving at the North Rim.

The trail will be closed to all pedestrian traffic as the National Park Service (NPS) replaces asphalt, moves large rocks and operates equipment in the area.

The project is expected to be completed by November.

According to a press release, the trail closure “is necessary for the protection of staff and visiting public.”

The NPS warns visitors to stay on designated trails and never ignore or go around a closure.

Visitors can find more information online.

Other scenic viewpoints in the area should remain open for the duration of the project.

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Grand Canyon’s Bright Angel Point Trail to close starting June 21