Grandview Trail

Grand Canyon National Park
Located 9.1 miles from Tusayan, Arizona (AZ)
4 Stars
6,803 Steps 1  (3.0 mi)

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.

Grandview TrailRadioactive Area at Grandview TrailSteep Section of Paved Grandview Trail

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 range of 2,522 ft (769 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
6,8033.0 mi4,878 ft7,400 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
1.2 hrs0.00 ft2,522 ft
[ B to A ]
2.0 hrs210.22,522 ft0 ft

What is the length of the Grandview Trail?

The length of the trail is 3.0 mi (4.9 km) or 6,803 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Grandview Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 1.2 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.0 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the 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.

Topo Maps

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. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Phantom Ranch, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: Cape Royal, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Desert View, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: Tusayan East, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Grandview Point, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: Grandview Point NE, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Red Butte, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: Harbison Tank, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Peterson Flat, AZ

Is there a Grandview trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Grandview Trail is located on the Grandview Point and Cape Royal topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.