Indian Garden, Grand Canyon South Rim

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Indian Garden

Indian Garden Grand Canyon is a peaceful and lovely stop on the way into or out of the canyon on Bright Angel Trail, with picnic tables, shady trees and water.

  • Stop at Indian Garden when hiking into or out of Grand Canyon on Bright Angel Trail
  • You’ll find piped-in water available at Indian Garden year-round
  • Do some backcountry camping below the rim at the Indian Garden area
  • Relax on the convenient benches and enjoy the cool shade

What can I see and do at Indian Garden?

  • Enjoy a Rest Stop: Indian Garden is designed for a quiet and leafy respite from a trek to or from the bottom of the canyon. You’ll find cool cottonwood trees provide shade, tables for a picnic lunch. Bathrooms and water are available, and there are even benches on which you can relax.
  • Hiking: With the well-maintained Bright Angel Trail to hike, you won’t find a better place to get out into the Grand Canyon wilderness and take in some of those amazing sights. To hike down to Indian Garden takes about two hours, and the climb out a bit longer (4 hours).
  • Camping: Camping below the rim is thrilling and provides that extra adventure for a Grand Canyon vacation. Indian Garden is a great place to enjoy the shade and deer wandering through.

Where is Indian Garden?

Indian Garden is 4.5 miles down Bright Angel Trail from the South Rim trailhead. You’ll find the Bright Angel Trailhead just west of Kolb Studio and within walking distance of Bright Angel Lodge in Grand Canyon Village.

When is Indian Garden open?

Grand Canyon Indian Garden is accessible all year. There is a ranger station, emergency phone, toilets, and year-round potable water.

How much does Indian Garden cost?

There is no charge to visit Indian Garden. If you are going to camp below the rim, however, you will need a backcountry permit. Permits are $10 and an additional $5 per person when you camp below the rim.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

To find out more information, call Grand Canyon’s information telephone at (928) 638-7888.

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