The Plateau Point Trail is accessed from the Bright Angel Trail at Indian Garden. There's fantastic views of the Colorado River from this location as well as magnificent canyon views of the mesa. During the summer months, the temperatures in the canyon can reach well into the 100's at this elevation. Stay hydrated and eat snacks regularly.
The Plateau Point Trail has a maximum elevation of 3,785 ft (1,154 m), a minimum elevation of 3,692 ft (1,125 m), and an elevation gain of 2,952 ft (900 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Plateau Point 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|
|3,154||1.5 mi||3,692 ft||3,785 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|33 min||0.1||2,952 ft||2,387 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|34 min||0.0||2,387 ft||2,952 ft|
The length of the Plateau Point Trail is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) or 3,154 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Plateau Point Trail in 33 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 34 min in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Plateau Point 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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