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Grandview Trail

Basics
Location:
Along the South Rim about 12 miles west of Grand Canyon Village
Length:
6.4 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
3- 4 hours
Elevation Change:
2600 feet
Season:
Hikeable year round

Description

The Grandview trail is a very steep trail leading to Coconino saddle, 2 miles (round trip), and Horseshoe Mesa, 6.4 miles (round trip). The unmaintained trail is tougher than the Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails and is recommended for experienced desert hikers.

The trail begins on the canyon side of retaining wall at Grandview Point on Desert View Drive (12 miles east of Grand Canyon Village).

A chart showing distances and elevations is below.

Books

Hiking Grand Canyon National Park provides first-hand descriptions and detailed maps for all the developed trails as well as tips on safety, hiking with children, access, and services.

Details

Location:
Along the South Rim about 12 miles west of Grand Canyon Village
Length:
6.4 mile roundtrip
(to Mesa / Toilet Jct.)
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
3- 4 hours
Elevation Change:
2600
Season:
Hikeable year round
Additional Details:

Destination Distance (in Miles) Elevation Feet
(Destination)
Services: W = Water; T = Toilet/Restroom; E = Emergency Phone
To Destination Round
Trip
Services Notes
W T E
Coconino Saddle .75 1.5 6235       Recommended day hike point. Trail gets steeper and more rocky beyond here. Use extra caution along narrow sections.
Miners Spring Jct. 3 6 4800       Junction Sign.
Cottonwood Creek Jct. 3.1 6.2       Junction Sign.
Mesa / Toilet Jct. 3.2 6.4   X   Stone Cabin & Junction Sign. Use extra caution along narrow sections.
Use extreme caution hiking on the Mesa during summer, little trail shade.


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