Grand Canyon’s phantom corridors

Grand Canyon’s phantom corridors

Grand Canyon’s winter classic
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Bright Angel Canyon appears in deep shadow as seen from the South Rim. Phantom Ranch is located near the confluence of Bright Angel Creek and the Colorado River.
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Hikers are below the Tipoff on the south Kaibab Trail the Colorado River 1,500 feet below.
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At Plateau Point, Debra Van Winegarden climbs a solitary block hovering over the Inner Gorge
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Backpacks are lined up outside the Phantom Ranch Canteen. The canteen serves meals by reservation, snacks during the day, and turns into a rousing beer hall at night.
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From the South Rim, descend to the Colorado River on the South Kaibab Trail to Phantom Ranch. Camp at the Bright Angel Campground. Hike out on the Bright Angel Trail with an option to overnight at Indian Garden mid-way. The blue-line trail goes to Plateau Point from Indian Garden.

Grand Canyon’s phantom corridors

Bright Angel Canyon appears in deep shadow as seen from the South Rim. Phantom Ranch is located near the confluence of Bright Angel Creek and the Colorado River.
Hikers are below the Tipoff on the south Kaibab Trail the Colorado River 1,500 feet below.
At Plateau Point, Debra Van Winegarden climbs a solitary block hovering over the Inner Gorge
Backpacks are lined up outside the Phantom Ranch Canteen. The canteen serves meals by reservation, snacks during the day, and turns into a rousing beer hall at night.
From the South Rim, descend to the Colorado River on the South Kaibab Trail to Phantom Ranch. Camp at the Bright Angel Campground. Hike out on the Bright Angel Trail with an option to overnight at Indian Garden mid-way. The blue-line trail goes to Plateau Point from Indian Garden.
Travel basics

Travel: From Durango, drive 241 miles to the west end of U.S. Highway 160 at U.S. Route 89 in Arizona. Drive south for 15 miles, passing the Cameron Trading Post. At the rotary, turn onto Arizona State Route 64 and go west for 30 miles to the Grand Canyon National Park entrance station. Follow signs to the Village. Drive past Bright Angel Lodge and Maswik Lodge. At the stop sign, turn right on Backcountry Road and right again into the large parking lot for the Backcountry Information Center, 311 miles and 5½ hours from Durango. Leave your vehicle here and take the shuttle bus to the South Kaibab Trailhead.

Grand Canyon National Park Fees: $30, National Parks Annual Pass: $80

Backcountry Permits and Phantom Ranch Reservations: To camp overnight below the rim, obtain a permit in advance online by searching: Grand Canyon backcountry permits. $10 per permit, $8 per person per night. Demand for permits drops significantly after Thanksgiving. A limited number of walk-up permits are issued daily, available from the Backcountry Information Center. To reserve a cabin, dormitory or meals at Phantom Ranch, search: Grand Canyon lodges.

Distance and Elevation Gain: 17½ miles; 4,800 feet of elevation loss and gain

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