Horseshoe Mesa Loop Trail

Grand Canyon, Arizona

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This loop with a cherry stem explores the Horseshoe Mesa area in eastern Grand Canyon, using the upper Grandview Trail for the descent to Horseshoe Mesa and Hance Creek, a section of the Tonto Trail, and the West Grandview Trail for the return. Highlights include the old copper mine and ruins on Horseshoe Mesa and two optional side trips to the Colorado River, one cross-country and one on trail.

Horseshoe Mesa Loop Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This loop with a cherry stem explores the Horseshoe Mesa area in eastern Grand Canyon, using the upper Grandview Trail for the descent to Horseshoe Mesa and Hance Creek, a section of the Tonto Trail, and the West Grandview Trail for the return.

Highlights include the old copper mine and ruins on Horseshoe Mesa and two optional side trips to the Colorado River, one cross-country and one on trail."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Grand Canyon
Distance: 11.3
Elevation Gain: 6,100 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 10 hours
Season: October through April. The upper Grandview Trail may be difficult during a snowy winter.
Trailhead Elevation: 7,330 feet
Top Elevation: 7,500 feet
Local Contacts: Grand Canyon National Park. Permits and reservations required.
Local Maps: USGS Grandview Point, Cape Royal; Grand Canyon National Park Trails Illustrated
Driving Directions: Directions to Horseshoe Mesa Loop Trail

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May 2018