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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

66%

Runnable

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 running time because of trail conditions. Plan on taking twice as long to run up as it took to run down. Hiking boots are recommended. For experienced desert runners.

Runner Notes

Services: NO assistance on the trail.
Note: NO water along the trail. You MUST bring enough water with you.

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 runners 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 runs are to Coconino Saddle or Horseshoe Mesa. This trail follows the western side of a ridge, heads north, and descends to Horseshoe Mesa. Running 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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Shared By:

Nicholas Shannon

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 20 votes

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in Tusayan

#193

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#193

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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
Grandview Point over the Grand Canyon.
May 26, 2021 near Grand C…, AZ
Looking east.
Oct 17, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ
Ruins
Oct 17, 2015 near Grand C…, AZ

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Dec 25, 2018
John Danese
Great views! Quite challenging with ice in the top sections. Was happy to have microspikes. Very steep. Out and back to the lookout just past horse… 9mi
May 10, 2018
Raphael Kddkkf
May 9, 2018
Raphael Kddkkf