Hike down the Grandview Trail and follow in the footsteps of the 19th century prospectors. The steep trail was first constructed by Pete Berry to access his copper claims on Horseshoe Mesa and the remains of his operation can still be seen today. After the first 3 miles, we arrive on Horseshoe Mesa and head west towards to Cottonwood Creek for our first night. Day 2 traverses east around the foot of the mesa on the Tonto Trail, offering epic views down to the Colorado River 1500 feet below.
On the somewhat easier 3-Day itinerary, we will take one of several trails that lead back up to Horseshoe Mesa where we will spend our second night. Once climbing back up to the mesa, we will set-up camp and spend the reminder of the day exploring and enjoying the outstanding views before hiking back up the Grandview Trail on Day 3.
The more physically demanding 4-Day itinerary continues east on Day 2 towards Hance Creek. Arriving in Hance Creek, we will make camp and spend some time exploring the depths of this watery oasis. Day 3 climbs the steep trail past Page Spring back to Horseshoe Mesa where we will spend the afternoon exploring and savoring the unrivaled views from this sky island in the middle of Grand Canyon. Our final day ascends the last 3 miles to the South Rim.