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Grandview Trail

 9 votes

Length

4.4 Miles 7.1 Kilometers


Elevation

54' 16 m

Ascent

-3,527' -1,075 m

Descent

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

72%

Max Grade (36°)

7,406' 2,257 m

High

3,933' 1,199 m

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

Nicholas Shannon

Overview

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.
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Dogs: No Dogs

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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Mar 22, 2018
Spud Langlois
Mar 19, 2018
Mary Wilde
Steep and snowy! A lot of down hill hiking and steep on the way back up. We did about a mile before turning around.
Dec 28, 2017
Quirine Besseling
Dec 10, 2017
Nathan Wiggins
Very steep downhill. Need sturdy shoes. Very rocky surfaces.
Nov 4, 2017
Kathy K
Jul 29, 2017
Buck Pate
Jul 28, 2017
Nathan Betcher
Apr 12, 2017
Ken Cannon
to coconino saddle 1.1mi

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  4.4 from 9 votes

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