Hiked from S. Kaibab to Phantom Ranch in about 5.5 hrs with Boy Scout troops. Camped in 1 of 2 group sites. Once site has 3 covered spots where the ringtailed critters hang out and steal food from packs that you can hand under the overhang. The sites sit in between the two restrooms so the one near the bridge is less used and more convenient. After a long day of hiking, the beach is the place to just lay out, watch arriving rafters and take a nap in the sun. Watch out for squirrels, we witnessed them literally unzipping packs and taking off with snacks!
Nature lectures were held so that helped pass the time along with the liberary of books that one can take to read while visiting. This is a very challenging hike, I recommend rafting in and hiking out to save the knees. It was obvious who the rafters were and the hikers by all the limps and slow movement around the grounds, LOL.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Open all year, this campground offers 31 campsites. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bright Angel Campground Hotel Grand Canyon National Park