Bright Angel Trailhead - Grand Canyon
Located at the western end of the Grand Canyon, Bright Angel Trail begins at the historic complex at the canyon’s rim before descending to the Colorado River below. Mundus Bishop’s rehabilitation design for the Bright Angel Trailhead provides contemporary visitor amenities that tie into the existing historic fabric and high-desert ecosystem. The main trailhead plaza overlooks the Grand Canyon, and offers restrooms, shelters, gathering areas, parking, and a connection to the Bright Angel trail. Major site improvements include ADA accessibility, emergency access to the trailhead, replacement of utilities, and new pedestrian seating and gathering areas. The project has been an overwhelming success, providing much needed organization and visitor amenities to this historic, but long neglected park attraction.