The Grandview Trail is located at Grandview Point, approximately 12 miles east of Grand Canyon Village. At the end of the trail, near Horseshoe Mesa, there is evidence of mining operations from the 1800's; rusty cans, nails, tools and structures, protected as archeological resources.
The trail itself is not maintained and has no water facilities. At the beginning of the trail there are loose rocks on the ground and steep, tight switchbacks. There is shade on the trail for the first mile and a half, but then it's mostly direct sunlight. While this is a great trail to hike, it is not recommended for inexperienced hikers. The National Park Service warns of the dangers of hiking the Grandview Trail during the winter months, when snow and ice cover the trail.
Stay away from the Grandview Mine and the waste rock adjacent to the mine; this area has elevated levels of uranium. The mine shafts contain radon gas and radioactive particles.
The Grandview Trail has a maximum elevation of 7,400 ft (2,255 m), a minimum elevation of 4,878 ft (1,487 m), and an elevation gain of 1,666 ft (508 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Grandview Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|6,803||3.0 mi||4,878 ft||7,400 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|1.2 hrs||0.1||1,666 ft||12,420 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|2.0 hrs||7.4||12,420 ft||1,666 ft|
The length of the Grandview Trail is 3.0 mi (4.9 km) or 6,803 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Grandview Trail in 1.2 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.0 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Grandview Trail topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Grand Canyon National Park topographic maps.
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