Grandview Point to Horseshoe Mesa Trail

HARD 15 reviews
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Grandview Point to Horseshoe Mesa Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Canyon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

6.0 miles
2634 feet
Out & Back




nature trips

off road driving

trail running



wild flowers



no dogs

A rewarding day hike or backpack to a wooden mesa below the South Rim.

3 days ago

Amazingly beautiful hike, trail was easy to follow and in good condition. We hiked all the way to the north end of Horseshoe Mesa for a stunning view on the inner canyon (probably about a mile past the campground, but trail is quite level). Trail is strenuous (especially your way back up), it took us about 5 hours to complete (without breaks). We only met three other hikers on the trail. Weather was not too hot for August with a nice cool breeze.

11 days ago

Long for a day hike, be prepared with lots of water and plenty of layers. If you want to get to the Mesa you'll need to start early to get back before dark.

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5 months ago

Hiked it in a little over 4 hours. Beautiful sunset as we were climbing back to rim. Lots of steps, but would do it again.

5 months ago

Not many people do this trail. Great trail. Took 2 litres of water and about 1 of Gatorade. Drank it all. Hiked in August. Very hot, leave early to avoid the heat.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Only went down 2.5 miles or so, but still a highly enjoyable trail, very quiet, saw "maybe" 2 other groups of hikers, way more enjoyable that Bright Angel, Also has some pretty good drop offs which we found exciting, would do again!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Challenging! Bring tons of water because you will need it all. We didn't hike the entire trail because we were in a time crunch but I definitely want to return to go all the way.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Favorite hike I've ever done. The Grand Canyon is unmatched.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Would give 6 Sara if possible. Difficult start to the trail, gets a not easier. Recommend hiking down before sunrise to watch it from inside the canyon. Also once you get to the old structure, keep going through the low brush to the awesome outlook points. Highly recommended.