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Grand Canyon National Park: Bright Angel Trail: Winter Hiking 2871

February 24, 2013. On this day the first 2.5 miles (4 km) of Bright Angel Trail remain snow-packed and icy. Hiking poles and over-the-shoe traction devices are a must. It will only take a short and unexpected stretch of ice to make you glad you have extra traction.

 

The Bright Angel Trail is a fault line trail that is primarily north-facing. Packed snow and ice tends to be consistently encountered for the initial three miles January through March of most years. NPS photo by Michael Quinn.

 

For general winter hiking info be sure to visit:

www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/winter-recreation.htm

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Taken on February 24, 2013