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Grand Canyon National Park: Indian Garden 2363

Indian Garden Campground (CIG), located along the Bright Angel Trail, is a beautiful riparian area filled with cottonwood trees. A small creek passes through on its way to the Colorado River.

 

To camp in this campground you must obtain first a backcountry permit.

www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/backcountry-permit.htm

 

Indian Garden is 4.8 miles below the South Rim Village. Indian Garden has a ranger station, emergency phone, year-round potable water, and toilets. Every campsite at Indian Garden Campground has a picnic table, pack pole, and metal food storage can. All food, toiletries, and plastics must be placed inside the food storage can.

 

Mule trains stop to rest on their way to Phantom Ranch. Day hike destinations include Plateau Point (with panoramic views of the Colorado River).

 

Plateau Point is 1.5 miles ( 2.4 km ) beyond Indain Garden. This is a strenous day hike that takes from 8-12 hours. The total round trip is 12.2 miles ( 19.6 km ) The change in

elevation is 3,195 feet ( 974 m ) NPS photo by Michael Quinn

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Taken on April 2, 2011