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Grandview Trail

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A steep, non-maintained trail offering canyon scenery & exposure to this area's mining history.


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4.4

Miles

7.1

KM

Point to Point

7,406' 2,257 m

High

3,933' 1,199 m

Low

54' 16 m

Up

3,527' 1,075 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

72%

Max Grade (36°)

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Allow extra hiking time because of trail conditions. Plan on taking twice as long to hike up as it took to hike down. Hiking boots are recommended. For experienced desert hikers.

Description

The Grandview Trail is one of the best of the non-maintained trails in the Park, but it's steep and requires caution. The upper parts of the trail are held together by old logs and steel rods put in place during the days of the Last Chance Mine. Some sections are filled in with cobbles, which help to keep the trail level. It's rocky and strenuous. Please give uphill hikers the right of way.

Located on the South Rim, access is by vehicle to Grandview Point, 12 miles east of the village along the Desert View Drive. The trail begins on the canyon side of a retaining wall at Grandview Point. Trailhead Elevation: 7,400 feet.

The Grandview Trail day hikes are to Coconino Saddle or Horseshoe Mesa. This trail follows the western side of a ridge, heads north, and descends to Horseshoe Mesa. Hiking as far as Horseshoe Mesa is not recommended during summer. This trail gets steeper and more tricky beyond Coconino Saddle. Trail conditions are tougher than the Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails.

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Nicholas Shannon

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Photos

Grand Canyon South Rim - Grandview Point.
Jul 10, 2016 near Grand C…, AZ
Horseshoe Mesa way down there.
Oct 17, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Grand Canyon National Park's Grandview Trail
Jul 8, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Descending Grandview
Apr 26, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Grandview Point over the Grand Canyon.
May 26, 2021 near Grand C…, AZ
Crossing Horseshoe Mesa on the Grandview Trail
Apr 26, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ

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Nov 13, 2022
Brian Dickey
Dec 30, 2021
Alissa Sotelo
1.6mi — 1h 31m
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Lisa Treadwell
Sep 27, 2021
Aaron D
Hiked down to the Saddle & back with a 20lb ruck. 3mi — 2h 05m
Mar 2, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
Jun 15, 2020
Isco Kamil
12mi — 5h 54m
Oct 13, 2019
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May 25, 2019
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