Shoshone Point hike

Grand Canyon National Park
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Shoshone Point hike

Distance: 2.2mi
Elevation: 266ft
Time: 1-1.5h

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This less traveled trail is a fantastic easy hike to gain some much-needed solitude from the crowds of Hermits Rest and Grand Canyon Village. A mostly flat route leads you out to a magnificent viewpoint that you will most likely be sharing with under a dozen people!

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Getting there

From Grand Canyon Village drive east along route 64, marked as going towards Desert View and Cameron. Notice after approximately 11.0mi that you will pass the turnoff for Grandview Point. From here its all eyes up – looking to your left for a small dirt parking lot with a gated road at its end. This turnoff is less than 2.0mi from that for Grandview.

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When to do

Spring and Fall, avoid summer heat

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Family friendly


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Route Type

Out and back

Shoshone Point
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Route Description for Shoshone Point hike

To begin the hike, start in the parking lot and walk around the locked gate. Though this entire hike is on a double track dirt road, the views are well worth it! You will continue along this rather dull, flat road for just over a mile.

Luckily, for those leaving late or wanting a lunch picnic, there are many trees along the trail that offer ample shade. As you near the end of the path you will notice a large buildup of picnic tables, shade giving awnings, fire pits, and even a toilet! This area can be rented out by the public, and is also used by the park for special functions. What a place to have a party!

From the end of the trail you will be granted amazing views down through the canyon. Continuing all the way out onto the point (obvious from the large picnicking area) will practically give you full 360-degree panoramic views! The point is truly a point, simply a white rock jutting out as bare as a diving board.

Here your next task will be to relax and take in the stunning scenery. Hopefully you brought a snack and a tasty beverage to help you unwind and admire.

Insider Hints

  • This truly is the greatest picnic area in the park.

  • If there appears to be some sort of function going on (look for an especially full parking lot), steer clear!


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Annie Smith 2 months ago

Nice little trip to take in the morning, shoshone point was beautiful.

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Burokai 3 months ago

Not the hike - more like a walk. Views are stunning, worth a visit as it doesn't take too much of time

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Mo 3 months ago

there were people having a party or smthing. very nice picnic area. Very good weather. it was a litle hot to me

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Mikey 3 months ago

had an amazing picnic here with my friends. hike's a walk in the park compared to the previous ones i've don in this area.

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