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.
To New Hance Trailhead Access to this trailhead is from the Grand Canyon Village. This trailhead is unsigned, but not too difficult too find. It lies 13.6 miles east of the Arizona Highway 64 & Village Loop Road intersection. At this point, which is at the bottom of the grade between Buggein Picnic Area and Moran Point, there is a small pull out area which has several “No Parking” signs along its length. There is no parking at the trailhead so one must drop off the majority of your party and all of your backpacks before taking the vehicle to one of the two parking areas and walking back. The first is Moran Point which is 1.2 miles further east. However, I’d recommend parking alongside the fire road which is 0.6 miles west of the trailhead. This dirt road heads south and is gated several hundred yards down, but one can pull off and park anywhere along it.
From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 240 mi - about 3 hours 53 mins From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 345 mi - about 5 hours 24 mins From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 93.5 mi - about 1 hour 46 mins