Horseshoe Mesa, Hance Canyon, CO River '97
|Location: South Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ. 9mi's SE of Grand Canyon Village visitor's center.
Trailhead at Grand View Point|
|Features: On and off trail canyon hiking, spectacular views 24 /
7, mine shaft exploration, mine camp discovery, wall climbing, cave
exploration (Cave of the Domes), off-trail route to CO river, drinking
water along the way.|
|Stats: Moderately strenuous 3 night, 4 day hike plus camp night
before and after. Approx 20mi's total. Move camp twice.
4,000 vertical down then back up.|
|Comments: One of the most feature-filled hikes in the park...
cave, un-disturbed mining camp, deep mine shaft, off-trail hike to the
river... VERY COOL HIKE!! Have perfected this hike over 4 trials.
Added and subtracted features. the '98 hike optimized the route.
Recommend following the Horseshoe Mesa '98 hike plan.|