The Grandview Trail starts at Grandview Point, about twelve miles east of Grand
Canyon Village. The trail descends rapidly via numerous switchbacks,
curves around, and eventually levels out just before reaching Horseshoe Mesa.
There is no water on the Grandview Trail or on Horseshoe Mesa. Water is
always available at Miners Spring, also called Page Springs, on the east side of
the mesa and sometimes at Cottonwood Creek on the west side of the mesa.
Perennial water can be found on the east side below Miners Spring at Hance
Creek. All of these water sources require a strenuous hike down and back to the
mesa. Many portions of the Grandview are paved with stones, which make for
a nice hiking surface.
Peter Berry mined copper
from the Last Chance Mine on Horseshoe Mesa a hundred years ago and hauled the
ore to the rim with mules. There are still numerous mining artifacts on
the mesa. Another popular side trip on the mesa is to explore Cave of the
Domes on the west side of the mesa.
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