Plateau Point Trail

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Plateau Point Trail
LocationGrand Canyon National Park, Arizona, United States
TrailheadsIndian Garden
UseHiking
Hiking details
SightsGrand Canyon
HazardsSevere Weather
Overexertion
Dehydration
Flash Flood

The Plateau Point Trail is a hiking and pack trail located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, located in the U.S. state of Arizona.

Description[edit]

The trail is accessed by the Bright Angel Trail, at Indian Garden.

The trail begins at Indian Garden, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) from the rim on the Bright Angel Trail. The trail heads northeast from the day-use area at Indian Garden and follows about 0.75 miles (1.2 km) of the Tonto Trail before it splits from the Tonto, turning north towards Plateau Point. 0.75 miles (1.2 km) from the junction the trail comes to an end at the point.[1][2]

Plateau Point overlooks the Granite Gorge between Pipe Creek Canyon and Monument Canyon. It provides a view of the Colorado River from about 1,300 feet (400 m)[2] above, while still 3,000 feet (900 m) below the south rim.

There is water available at Indian Garden[1] and near the end of the trail when turned on.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tonto Trail: Bright Angel Trail to Hermit Trail". National Park Service. Retrieved 28 December 2009.
  2. ^ a b Crossley, John:"Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon National Park". The American Southwest. Retrieved 28 December 2009.
  3. ^ "Water Status on corridor trails"/

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°05′09″N 112°07′26″W / 36.08597°N 112.12378°W / 36.08597; -112.12378