Grandview Trail Private Tour

South Rim Village, AZ
5.0 (19 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. 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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Sliding Scale (See Below)
$190-$550 Per Person
Season: Mar-Nov

Season: Mar-Nov

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 Distances:

Up to 7 mi

Backpack Weight:

8-12 lbs


Moderately Rugged

Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

Up to 3000 ft

Heights Exposure:



  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 8-12 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
* For an official and complete list of physical requirements, please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria.


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: $550
  • 2 people: $290 per person
  • 3 people: $260 per person
  • 4-5 people: $215 per person
  • 6-9 people: $190 per person
  • 10 and younger: $135 per person

Private day hike tours are only open to your party.

*Prices do not include gratuity for your guide

Trip Dates & Booking


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Tour dates reflect general availability. You will select your desired hike during the registration process. The season for this hike is March-November.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • Trained hiking guide(s) with years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. See Guide Bios.
  • 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
  • Mandatory 5% national park fee that passes through directly to Grand Canyon

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 Precautions

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. Guides adhere to standardized risk management protocols in case of any potential or actual incident, and all tours carry an emergency communication device and comprehensive first-aid kit. Additionally we have a “24/7” system through which guides or guests can reach Wildland support personnel at any time.

If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.

Age Restrictions

Age restrictions on this trip 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 (19 reviews)
John L

Greatest Experience

8 months ago

Had the greatest experience on a day hike in the Grand Canyon with Wildland Trekking. I chose a very hard route and wanted a tough day out and my guide was terrific taught me a lot about the history and ecology of the canyon and lunch on the trail was fantastic. I’ll be back.

Dottie A

I loved it all

9 months ago

I loved the hike and the guide. Great information and very helpful I will do another hike with them for sure!

Christine C


2 years ago

Our guide was fantastic, so knowledgeable, friendly, and especially supportive when the hike got intense. Many thanks to Stephen Charbono, the best guide around, and the Wildland Trekking tram!!!

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