Grandview Trail and Horseshoe Mesa Backpacking Trip
Awesome panoramas, hidden caves and pristine streams are all part of the experience of the Horseshoe Mesa area. The gateway to Horseshoe Mesa is the aptly named Grandview Trail. This short but rugged route was developed for the Last Chance Mine when copper was discovered here in 1890. Used as a route since the time of ancestral Puebloans, the Grandview Trail will lead you to your base camp on Horseshoe Mesa. Once here opportunity abounds: Hance Creek, Cottonwood Creek, off-trail routes to the river, Cave of the Domes and abandoned mines are all at your fingertips. Whether you're looking for a short one-night adventure or a four-day trek, this Grand Canyon backpacking adventure is a great trip you'll be sure to remember. Read the guide below to learn more.