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Shoshone Point

 7 votes

Length

1.0 Miles 1.7 Kilometers


Elevation

99' 30 m

Ascent

-88' -27 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

7,297' 2,224 m

High

7,200' 2,195 m

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This uncrowded trail is a quick and easy excursion to a worthwhile viewpoint.

Megan W

Overview

Features: Views — Wildlife
Family Friendly: This trail makes for a short out-and-back with stellar views. Just be careful of the kids on the steep stuff at the end!
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

The Shoshone Point Trail starts at a gate and unsigned parking pullout just west of mile marker 246 on Desert View Drive. The quiet trail is a nearly level dirt road that gains only 100 feet over its mile length. Cross the plateau hiking through a wooded area covered with ponderosa pine. After a mile, emerge at the turn around a loop where there are benches, grills, mule hitching posts and pit toilets. The covered pavilion can be rented for events, but you don't need a permit just to visit the overlook.

The views of the eastern Grand Canyon area from the rim here are great, but thrill seekers press on to the very edge of Shoshone Point. Be careful with the loose rock and narrow ledges, a fall would be deadly. Check out the cool mushroom/headstone rock formation at the point. See if you can identify Hance Rapids, Desert View Tower, Vishnu Temple, Horseshoe Mesa and many other landmarks. Enjoy the solitude of this unpopulated gem, then retrace your steps back to the parking area. This is also a popular place to watch the sunset (bring a headlamp for the hike back).

Flora & Fauna

Ponderosa pine, oak, pinyon, juniper. Condors, rabbits, squirrels, deer.

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May 6, 2018
Matt Hage
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Apr 10, 2018
Jaclyn Martin
Apr 8, 2018
Fran Smith
Apr 1, 2018
Amy Thibodeaux
Mar 1, 2018
DT Mueller
Apr 15, 2017
FishStix
Sep 27, 2016
My-Le Huynh
Jun 22, 2016
Fran Smith

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  4.1 from 7 votes

#12

in South Rim

#4587

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in South Rim

#152

in Arizona

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