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 length of the Plateau Point Trail in Grand Canyon National Park is 1.5 miles and requires around 35 minutes to hike one-way. The trail has a maximum elevation of 3,785 feet, a cumulative elevation gain of 0.6 miles and a cumulative elevation loss of 0.5 miles.
The following chart shows the total calories that you can expend on the Plateau Point 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.
Grand Canyon Topo Map: Download the free Plateau Point 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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