Grandview Trail Private Tour

South Rim Village, AZ
5.0 (14 reviews)

Trip Highlights

  • Quiet Trail with Solitude
  • Mining & Cultural History
  • BIG Canyon Views
  • Horseshoe Mesa
  • See Colorado River in Distance
  • Top-shelf Backpack & Trekking Poles
  • Tasty Trail Snacks & Picnic Lunch


Originally used by native peoples of the Canyon, the Grandview Trail was rebuilt by miner Pete Berry in 1892 to access his Last Chance Copper Mine. Mining relics from a bygone era, far-ranging views and tremendous Inner Canyon scenery make this a perennial guide’s favorite.

Our Grand Canyon hike begins on a narrow trail with dizzying drop-offs (not a good choice for children or in winter.) We descend down through steep switchbacks with the Grand Canyon laid out in front of us like a painting on a monstrously large canvas. The Colorado River can be seen winding its way west in the distance, and the East Entrance Watchtower is visible on the rim 50 miles away. We continue down through pine, juniper and oak forests to a saddle that gives us a wonderful rest spot with views into the adjacent side canyon. Our trail begins a long traverse across a broad slope and eventually pops us out at Horseshoe Mesa, where Pete Berry’s cabin is still standing and the relics of his Last Chance Silver Mine are visible today. With very ambitious groups, we can hike to the edge of the Mesa for stunning views or visit Cave of the Domes, the only cave in Grand Canyon National Park that visitors are allowed into (headlamps or flashlights required for the latter.) We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch, take some amazing photos, and turn back to make our way back to the South Rim!

(Important: We run hikes in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our terms and conditions for information on cancellations and refunds.)

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6-10 Hours
$145-$525 Per Person
Season: Mar-Nov

Season: Mar-Nov

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Trip Type: Day Hike Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 1-9 Guests
Trip Length: 6-10 Hours
Distance: 3-7MI / 5-8KM


Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

This hike is on a maintained but rugged trail with moderate distance and significant elevation gain and loss. Grandview trail has a few steps that require getting very close to the edge of a drop off, however the vast majority of the trail would be considered a moderate amount of heights exposure. Most groups hike 3-5 miles round trip, which is Level 2. If we go all the way to Horseshoe Mesa (7 miles round trip) this hike is Level 3 difficulty.
Hiking Distance:

Up to 7 mi
Backpack Weight:

10-15 lbs

Moderately Rugged
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

Up to 3k ft
Heights Exposure:


Physical requirements:

  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 10-15 lb backpack for 6-10 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
  • Hiking in 95+ degree fahrenheit temperatures (May-Sept)
  • Hiking with significant heights exposure


1 least solitude, 5 most solitude

We rate this Grand Canyon hike a solitude 3. You can expect to see many hikers and visitors in the first 1/2 mile, but then enjoy much greater solitude as we get farther into the Canyon.

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  • 1 person: $525
  • 2 people: $275 per person
  • 3 people: $245 per person
  • 4-5 people: $205 per person
  • 6-9 people: $175 per person
  • 10 and younger: $135 per person

Private day hike tours are only open to your party.

*Prices do not include a required National Park Service fee (5%) or gratuity for your guide

Trip Dates & Booking


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The listed dates reflect general availability for Grand Canyon day hike tours. You will select your exact hike during the registration process. The season for this hike is Mar-Nov.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • A professional, knowledgeable, medically trained, friendly wilderness guide.
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day
  • Trail snacks and a picnic lunch
  • Use of a top of the line, technical day pack
  • Use of trekking poles
  • Use of crampons in the winter

What's Not Included

  • Clothing and personal items
  • Water (3 liters capacity)
  • Transportation to the trailhead
  • Guide gratuity (industry recommendation is 10-20% of trip cost)

Food: What To Expect

Day hike tours include energizing trail snacks and a delicious picnic lunch. Your guide will customize the food for your hike, but a typical lunch consists of gourmet sandwiches or wraps, fruit, veggies, chips, drinks and a dessert. On wintery or cold days you may be treated to soup or a hot, freshly cooked lunch (if you’d prefer a hot meal, please let us know!)

We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

Where Do We Meet?

You will rendezvous with your guide outside The Grand Canyon Association Park Store at the Visitor Center at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. You will then follow your guide in your own vehicle to the trailhead. NPS shuttles are not available to the Grandview Trail.

Start Times

  • October 1 to March 31: 8am
  • April and September: 7am
  • May and August: 6am
  • June and July: 5am

Safety Considerations

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. We’ve developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency, and most tours carry a satellite phone. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.


Your tour will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid guiding background, years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Group Size and Age Restrictions

The maximum group size on this hiking tour is 9 guests. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) and we’ll answer all your questions.

Age restrictions are as follows:

  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval on a case by case basis

Weather in the Grand Canyon

The weather in the Grand Canyon varies tremendously from the rim to the canyon floor, with as much as a 30 degree Fahrenheit difference. For this reason, the Canyon is truly a year-round hiking destination. To be fully prepared, please follow the recommended clothing list closely (this list comes as part of your trip packet when you register). Read below for average high and low temperatures at the South Rim and the Canyon bottom:

Average Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

MonthSouth RimCanyon Bottom



Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

  • Average Customer Ratings:

  • 5.0 (14 reviews)

Great Memories on the Grandview Trail!!

4 months ago

The Grandview trail was challenging and in a few spots hair raising. We were very thankful that we had Ashley as our guide for she made the hike educational, entertaining, safe and with much less anxiety. She also makes great sandwiches!! Thank you Ashley for all the great memories!!

Mariela S.

Great Guide for a Group of City Slickers!

5 months ago

Tamara was truly a godsend. She gave us the right guidance and mentality since this experience was very new to us. We had such a blast and she made sure we had a fulfilling and SAFE day. We miss her already! #cityslickers3

Sydney B

Fantastic Company

6 months ago

Wildland is a fantastic company that makes whatever trip you’re doing fun and easy! I loved it!

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