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Berry Butte Summit, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
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Distance One Way 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,678 feet
Avg Time One Way 6 hours
Interest Off-Trail Hiking & Peak
Dogs not allowed
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19  2014-11-15 Hippy
Author Hippy
author avatar Guides 8
Routes 4
Photos 1,834
Trips 643 map ( 4,835 miles )
Age 35 Female Gender
Location Grand Canyon
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Jun → 7 AM
Seasons   Early Autumn to Late Spring
Sun  5:32am - 7:37pm
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Berry Butte is (as of this writing) the 2nd most recently named Grand Canyon Butte (Butchart Butte being most recent in 2008).

Dedicated in 1997 for well-known entrepreneur and "ol' miner" Peter Berry. Pete Berry is best known for his Last Chance mine at Horseshoe Mesa. And of course, without Petey B. and his mine, our beloved Grandview Trail might not be so grand.

So to honor Peter Berry, go out and hike his butte!

Begin at Grandview Trailhead. A short 10-minute jaunt down the trail will bring you to a beautiful spot overlooking Proposal Peak (aka Coconino Ridge). Head towards it, you'll find a break in the Coconino shortly off to your left (west side of the little ridge you'll be on)

Scramble down this awesome Coconino chute. Watch out for falling/sliding rocks; this is a VERY steep and scree-filled chute. If you're traveling in a group, communicate and scramble down one at a time in staggered positions!

Once below the chute, you must head out into the Supai layers and find your way to "The Little Grey Saddle", which is very obvious before Berry Butte itself.

I can't help you here; this is where your route-finding abilities come out to play.
Aim for The Little Grey Saddle, and you'll do fine.
After the saddle, it's a pretty obvious walk up to the corner of Berry Butte.
The best approach I did was on the North off of a bighorn sheep path.

Once up this small approach, you still have another few Supai sections(not layers) to get up.

On the south east-ish corner is a very fun little up climb and squeeze hole. Once through those, you've gained the butte!
The true summit is toward the west end.
Gorgeous views of Grapevine out here!!

Return the way you came or contour the Redwall Rim east to Grandview Trail.

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When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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Grand Canyon National Park
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Overnight/Backpacking Permits
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Rim-to-Rim and Extended Day Hike/Run

Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To Grandview Trailhead
From Flagstaff head west on I-40 for 30.4 mi to SR-64. Turn right/north and follow SR-64 55 miles to the park. You will receive a map & information at the GC park entrance. From Grand Canyon Village drive about 9.8 miles east on the rim road to Grandview Point. Please use the upper parking lot for overnight parking.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 242 mi - about 3 hours 50 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 347 mi - about 5 hours 20 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 95.0 mi - about 1 hour 41 mins
90+° 8am - 6pm kills
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