The Grandview trailhead is several miles east of
the Grand Canyon Village. To get there, you need to drive to the Grandview
overlook and park.
The Grandview trail sees about a 2400 foot drop
in elevation in going out to Horseshoe Mesa, and the trail is among the
steepest, in spots, that we have hiked on. We also encountered a bit of
snow along the trail near the top, but we were able to get around it.
The Grandview trail was originally established
by miners in the early 20th century in order to reach their copper mines around
Horseshoe Mesa. The mines themselves along with some of their equipment,
rusting away, are still visible.