The Grandview Trail

Mar 17th 2008 — Grand Canyon,National Parks — 2:24 pm

We camped a night on the rim and the next day went into the Canyon via the Grandview Trail. The top of the trail was snow-covered and steep but after a while things got better. It was an excellent trail with almost no one on it. This was quite a change compared to the heavily-trafficked Bright Angel and South Kaibab Trails I’ve done in past years.

The ranger at the backcountry station where we got the permit had told us about a cave and old abandoned mines near Horseshoe Mesa. We were excited about finding them and definitely managed to do so. I quickly realized that the idea of exploring caves or abandoned mines is much more appealing to me than the actual process.

We found the Cave of the Domes rather easily and explored just enough to see the hundred-year old signatures on the ceiling. Including the quite famous Kolb Brothers , who had a studio right on the rim.

Horseshoe Mesa Grandview Trail Kolb Brothers Miles Brothers Hoist Mining CartHorsehoe Mesa again Looking down on the Mesa Kez and Canyon


  1. I’m sure I would’ve gone skipping right down the mine! Hahaha. Those pictures are awesome.

    Comment by Rebecca — March 18, 2008 @ 10:29 am
  2. I am so delighted to know that you aren’t big on deep caves and sound careful on snowy slopes. What an amazing experience, again. Lots of blessings. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by mom — March 23, 2008 @ 12:19 pm

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