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 length of the Grandview Trail in Grand Canyon National Park is 2.9 miles and requires around 1.7 hours to hike one-way. The trail has a maximum elevation of 7,400 feet, a cumulative elevation gain of 0.3 miles and a cumulative elevation loss of 2.4 miles.
The following chart shows the total calories that you can expend on the Grandview Trail while hiking (round-trip) at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
Grandview Point Topo Map: Download the free Grandview Trail topo map 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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