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Grandview Point

Grandview Point

Grandview Point, which is located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, is its southernmost point and is best loved for its stunning views of the canyon.

At an elevation of about 7000 feet, this point offers sweeping views of the region, characterized by plateaus, canyons, and mountains in the distant background.

Grandview Point, Hike Trail, Sunrise & Sunset, Grand Canyon South Rim

The viewpoint is accessible by a one-mile long road and marks the last point when using the Sky Scenic Drive. Visitors using this route get to see and appreciate the wide bend in the Colorado, which is easy to spot because it is tucked away between the Grand Canyon Village and the Desert View.

As the furthest point from the Colorado River, Grandview Point boasts a large number of ravines and mesas that provide the perfect background for nature lovers. Additionally, the cliffs at the Canyon’s South Rim are gentler than other overlooks, and this provides an easy way to hike to the bottom of the Grandview Canyon. It is important to mention that the trail does not lead up all the way to the river as the cliffs of the inner edges are incredibly steep.

From the viewpoint, the route of the Grandview Trail is easily visible. The trailhead is located at the Grandview Point parking space, 10 minutes away from the Grand Canyon Village.

From the parking lot, the trail takes hikers through a sharp descent passing through Toroweap Formation and the Kaibab Limestone. From here, the trail heads north of Grandview Point, providing a resting point at Coconino Sandstone. Hikers then follow the trail through the last descent to reach Horseshoe Mesa.

Horseshoe Mesa is a popular camping site and resting point. Note that camping is only allowed on designated spots for which hikers require permits. Composting toilets are available, and visitors are also advised to carry an adequate water supply as there is no water available at Horseshoe Mesa. For enthusiastic hikers, the Grandview Trail goes on further, leading to Cottonwood Creek and the Hance Canyon.

Grandview Point is a great place to enjoy sightseeing and marks the beginning of an exciting hike.

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Grand Canyon Visitor Center
Mon - Sun: 9am - 4pm
Summer & Fall
Mon - Sun: 8am - 6pm
Mon - Sun: 9am - 5pm

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Weekly Passes
Vehicle Permit: $35
Motorcycle Permit: $30
Individual Permit: $20 per person

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