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Jackson, Wyoming
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

I can't improve upon RaktimRay's evocative description below but wish to clarify something: the junction he mentioned is the 2.4 km (one-way) trail to a Plateau Point (where the water was not working a few days ago.) It did not seem well marked as he said but we were coming up and so weren't tempted to take the wrong turn....

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South Salem, New York
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This campground is well maintained and the park ranger couldn't have been friendlier. She answered a lot of our questions and gave us suggestions on how to add to our experiences. Don't forget to enter the lottery if you want to camp here as so need a permit.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Indian garden is located roughly halfway through the Bright Angel trail and is an important stop for almost all hikers. It has water throughout the year and is the last place to fill up your bottle if you are headed down to the Colorado as there are no more stops till you reach Phantom Ranch. Apart from this crucial feature,...

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3Thank RaktimRay
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We day hiked on the Bright Angel Trail out to Plateau Point, and stopped at the day use area at Indian Gardens for rest before our hike out. It was a comfortable place to relax near the creek, and close to the restrooms and water. Nice spot! While there we saw a big Grand Canyon rattlesnake. It had to be...

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6Thank MilesMereV
Eastland, Texas
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We hiked to Phantom Ranch and back via Bright Angel Trail on July 23 - 24, 2016. Indian Garden is lushly shaded, has benches to rest on and restrooms. It is also the LAST water stop before Phantom Ranch so make sure that you fill every water container you have before leaving. There was a creek there but we didn't...

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5Thank Kathy H
Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed 20 May 2016

My husband and I just completed a Grand Canyon hiking adventure with the Wildland Trekking company for our 20th anniversary. We camped for 2 nights at Indian Garden. We had a premiere campsite next to the bathroom near the top of the sites with plenty of shade and access to water. I found the compost bathrooms to be very clean...

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5Thank Cpllagoski
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The hike down Bright Angel trail is an adventure in itself and we were so glad to see the sign for Indian Gardens after all those switchbacks. IG is a small, shady, beautiful campground half-way down. We picked the site closest to the bathrooms, which was a mixed blessing. Great for us when we needed to go, but also meant...

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6Thank Colleen B
Edmond
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Camped out at IG with wife and sons (13 & 9). Della, (Park Ranger) is the bomb. So full of life and excitement about her job and the park. It was so refreshing to visit with her. Our stay there was awesome. Great sites with covered tables, easy access to bathrooms that were super clean and looked brand new. IG...

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7Thank ReallyNiceClark
Smyrna, GA
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

It's well worth the 4.6 mile hike into and through this beauty. Incredible how such an oasis can grow and maintain itself in the midst of a desert climate. Plenty of places to sit and take in this green paradise. The water (when available) is pure and refreshing. Enjoy.

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3Thank trivial_matter
New Jersey
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Indian Garden is a beautiful stop on Bright Angel Trail. It is approximately half way between the rim trailhead and Colorado river. It has water available, toilets, rest benches, access to stream. After walking the trail through desert-like landscapes arriving to Indian Garden feels like reaching a green oasis! There is a small campground for about 15 tents available. You...

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Address: 4 1/2 miles down Bright Angel Trail going towards Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023
Region: United States > Arizona > Grand Canyon National Park
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Indian Garden Hotel Grand Canyon National Park
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“You must have a backcountry permit to camp here...you pick the campsite, first come first served.”
  • This is the shelter at Indian Gardens campsite, tee bar to hang backpacks and room for large ten
colleenb596, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“You need backcountry permits to camp in the Canyon, and reservations to stay at the campsites.”
Soggiorno, 27 Jan 2014 | Read review
“First come, first served. Also, there are day hikers that may be using the sites as they rest - ask and you may find out that the site is not yet taken for the night.”
EmTeeNesters, 1 Apr 2012 | Read review
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