Canyon trail dedication May 18
5/5/2013 6:00:00 AM
GRAND CANYON - Grand Canyon National Park and the Grand Canyon Association will dedicate the renovated trailhead for Bright Angel Trail, one of the oldest and best known trails in the National Park system at 4 p.m. on May 18.
This renovation encompasses a 3.5 acre area at and surrounding the Bright Angel Trailhead and is focused on creating an accessible and comfortable area for visitors.
Many people have had a hard time finding the trailhead and there was no convenient or comfortable place for people to sit to either enjoy the view or prepare for hikes. The renovation will greatly improve conditions at and around the trailhead, providing a much better experience for park visitors.
Bright Angel trail was one of the first entryways into Grand Canyon and was originally built by the Havasupai people. It was introduced to the public by John Cameron in the early 1900s. Today, thousands pass through on a typical summer day.