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Berry Butte Summit, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
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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11  2018-09-15 carriejane
19  2014-11-15 Hippy
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Jun → 7 AM
Seasons   Early Autumn to Late Spring
Sun  7:33am - 5:16pm
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Nearby Area Water
Cottonwood Creek - Grand Canyon
Cottonwood Creek - Grand Canyon
1.1 mi away
4.0 mi
1,200 ft
Horseshoe Mesa 5,246
1.5 mi away
Grapevine Creek - Grand Canyon
Grapevine Creek - Grand Canyon
1.6 mi away
6.0 mi
-1,100 ft
Grandview to Hance Creek
Grandview to Hance Creek
1.8 mi away
13.0 mi
-3,702 ft
Grandview Trail
Grandview Trail
1.8 mi away
4.0 mi
-3,500 ft
Grandview Trail - Cave of the Domes
Grandview Trail - Cave of the Domes
1.8 mi away
7.7 mi
2,616 ft
Grandview-Bright Angel via Hance Creek
1.8 mi away
42.0 mi
5,200 ft
Tonto Trail: Grandview Trail to South Kaibab
Tonto Trail: Grandview Trail to South Kaibab
1.8 mi away
20.8 mi
2,424 ft
Old Grandview Trail
Old Grandview Trail
2.0 mi away
1.6 mi
1,288 ft
Lyell Butte
2.3 mi away
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Juicy Seasonal Treat
by Hippy

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" that 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, you'll do fine.
After the saddle its a pretty obvious walk up to the corner of Berry Butte.
Best approach I did was on the North off 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.

Hippy
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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

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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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
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