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Shoshone Point Trail - 16 members in 70 triplogs have rated this an average 4.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Oct 09 2020
jacobemerick
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36 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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jacobemerick
Hiking2.00 Miles 269 AEG
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Played tourist in the Grand Canyon with the kiddos. Drove up the night before and camped in the Kaibab off of 180. Entered park on Friday and headed straight to Shoshone (which was not marked from 64), saw four or five other groups of hikers on the trail, none at the point itself. We ventured all the way out to the very tip of the point, though there was a lot of hand-holding and butt-sliding to keep my stress levels down... The 5yo was being especially defiant on this trip. After that shaded hike we also hit up Grandview and went down about a quarter mile on the trail, just so they could brag that they were 'in the canyon'. Too many people and too much exposure here to feel comfortable so we quickly headed out. Thought about continuing on to Hull Cabin next and instead opted for a scenic drive back to Phoenix through Sedona. The sheer amount of people out on Friday, both at the main attractions (GC village, SK trailhead) and along 89A, was v shocking, and I think we'll be sticking to more remote areas for the next flu few months.
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Oct 05 2020
mt98dew
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52 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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mt98dew
Hiking2.28 Miles 269 AEG
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Last hike of my Grand Canyon visit and.....WOW. The "trail" is nothing more than a dirt road, but the view at the end is FANTASTIC! Wife and I had the views to ourselves for about 10 minutes before We had to,share the grandeur. Talk about panoramic....this is as close to a 360 view you can get and still be on the rim. Tried to see the Tonto trail below, but couldn't make it out. :? We could see a trail on the north side...thinking Clear Creek? What a great way to see the Canyon off!
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Oct 03 2020
WaitingForRain
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32 female
 Joined Oct 04 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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WaitingForRain
Hiking2.00 Miles 269 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles      58 Mns   2.07 mph
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Very beautiful and happily there were only two other people there.
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Jun 19 2020
friendofThundergod
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39 male
 Joined Jan 21 2013
 AZ
Newton ButteNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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friendofThundergod
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Pro: Single Rack BD .3-#3 will do.
Sometimes I go to the Canyon in June to remind myself its still hot in the summer. It is indeed still hot if anyone is wondering. Carlos, myself and Pernell teamed up for this pretty cool summit off Shoshone Point.

We met at the Shoshone Point Trailhead at 4:30 a.m. and started at 4:45 a.m. The Shoshone Point descent was a real treat. I had been meaning to do this off trail descent since reading about Buchart´s account of it several years ago. It was well worth the wait. The smoke from the Magnum Fire made for a surreal descent. It was almost as if the sun´s rise was delayed.

I grabbed the lead for the first pitch, which is known for a bit of a spicy traverse that is protected by an old pin. I did not actually find the traverse overly tough though and found some finger size cam placements along the way after the pin to protect the traverse and guide the rope. Carlos took the easier climbing second pitch and we soloed the rest of the route, which might have amounted to some light class five in spots. The summit provided some excellent albeit eerie views. We replaced the old register with a new copper box, took an extended break and then headed for the rap stations.

It took us two raps to reach the base of the climb. We rapped an approximately 35 m upper portion of the climb and then eventually dropped nearly exactly where we started after another 20m rap.

The climb out was a bit of a slog at times, but scrambling the ridge livened us up some. The heat was a bit suffocating at times, but some nice breezes provide relief along the way.
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Sep 20 2019
Jim_H
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42 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Marana, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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Jim_H
Hiking2.00 Miles 269 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles      40 Mns   3.00 mph
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Easy to find. Stopped off for an hour or so after arriving in the park. Enjoyable, few people, but not solitude. Word is out.

After talking to a bride (and groom) who had just married here, I learn the NPS charges $450 to have a wedding ceremony at Shoshone Point. Wow! It is the most expensive of the points, but most secluded. You can tell I am never married, as I realize that as I type that, $450 is probably pretty cheap for a wedding venue.
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Jan 05 2019
MountainMatt
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 Joined Jan 24 2016
 Arizona
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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MountainMatt
Hiking2.10 Miles 155 AEG
Hiking2.10 Miles   1 Hour   16 Mns   1.83 mph
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Caught a glimpse of the canyon Saturday evening but Sunday was nothing but snow, snow and more snow!

Will have to return one day to catch the canyon in stormy snow glory and fulfill the unique backpacking trip we originally had planned.
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Jul 09 2018
mazatzal
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64 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Coconino Rim - AZT #36Northwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 09 2018
mazatzal
Hiking8.00 Miles 1,150 AEG
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Four of us spent 3 days clearing several deadfall, encroachers and leaners along #36, refinishing 14 signs along #36 and refinishing 2 signs along #37. The signs were originally varnished so we sanded the signs smooth before applying a wood preservative.

The varnish on south facing signs was particularly blistered and ugly so the hope is that the wood preservative will fair better. Storms rolled in the first two days and gave the forest a nice soaking.

Took a quick trip on Tuesday afternoon out to Shoshone Point. On Wednesday on the way back home went up Red Butte but a third incoming storm persuaded me to turnaround a bit short of the summit.

Fun trip with a great group.
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Jan 04 2018
friendofThundergod
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39 male
 Joined Jan 21 2013
 AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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friendofThundergod
Hiking2.12 Miles 143 AEG
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Took the sister and niece to the Grand Canyon. We did this view point to get the pups a little exercise and hit up a few of the other popular ones as well. We also did the junior ranger thing for the little one. I was probably good on another trip to the canyon this week, but it’s always nice to show the natural wonder to others and watch them marvel at its expanse and beauty. After the canyon, we headed for some desert camping in Sedona, which was a big hit too.
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Nov 10 2017
ddgrunning
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50 male
 Joined Apr 13 2011
 Gilbert, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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ddgrunning
Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
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Surprisingly, the parking area was as full as I've ever seen it. Still, there were only two other small groups on the point when we got there. One guy was flying his drone around, taking family photos.
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Mar 21 2017
SpiderLegs
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54 male
 Joined Jul 12 2012
 Tucson, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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SpiderLegs
Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
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We had some out of town wedding guests that had never been to Arizona before and wanted to see the Grand Canyon before they went home. So took a day trip up to the GC and was able to knock this hike off of my wish list. What can I say, but WOW!

Traffic going into the park was bad, the parking lots overflowing with cars and a sea of humanity. But a simple 5 minute drive away from all of this was a tiny unmarked parking lot with only two other cars in the lot. Took us about 20 minutes to get to the rim and we were blown away. Very nice to have the canyon all to ourselves. Spent about 90 minutes exploring and simply taking it all in.
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Oct 02 2016
RickVincent
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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RickVincent
Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
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Took me 47 years to make my first trip to South rim of Grand Canyon Natl Park. The stories of big crowds of tourists has kept me away. It made sense that we would pass by the usual lookouts and drove to Shoshone Point. Walked in a mile and enjoyed the grand scenery that is GC. No annoying guard rails, and very few people in this area. We found our own litle point to walk out on, took in the views and then we were on our way up to Page.
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Jun 02 2016
Tortoise_Hiker
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59 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
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Nice cool down hike. Awesome views. Glad we added this one!
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Jun 02 2016
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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johnlp
Hiking2.25 Miles 110 AEG
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Denny and I took in the Tusayan Ruins the looped back to hike out to Shoshone Point. Fabulous views. Thanks Mr Turtle. :)
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Jan 24 2016
AndreyP
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41 male
 Joined Feb 17 2010
 Moscow, RU
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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AndreyP
Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
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Finally.
First, I finally took a long helicopter tour over Grand canyon and it was absolutely amazing (although quite expensive).
Second, I finally got to Shoshone Point that'd been on my wish list for quite a while. Went almost all the way to 'shroom rock' but stopped several yards short because of icy trail being close to the edge. Great views.
After that headed to the Village and wandered around there, visited the historical exhibition on the lower level of Kolb Studio (earlier I had no idea that it was there) and then went to several points on Hermit Road. Watched sunset (pretty much masked by the clouds) from Mohave point.
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Dec 21 2015
cabel
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56 male
 Joined Nov 13 2005
 Cave Creek, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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cabel
Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
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Nov 28 2015
cabel
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 Joined Nov 13 2005
 Cave Creek, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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cabel
Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
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Oct 10 2015
squatpuke
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 Joined Apr 04 2002
 Flagstaff, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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squatpuke
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Took my gal Val out to Shoshone Point today.

Could NOT believe how crowded the Park was...incredible. I have never seen it this bad!! Simply to get IN, we had to wait about 30+ minutes in a line of cars that stretched out 1/2 mile back from the entrance. To pass the time, we kept track of all the different license plates we saw. I purchased my annual park pass and inquired about Shoshone busyness with the ranger. She said she heard there was a ceremony there today..."Great", I thought!

When we pulled into the Shoshone parking lot, I was pleasantly surprised that there were only two vehicles. I thought maybe the gig was already over.

Val and I packed up (we got sammies from Crystal Creek in Flagstaff) and started to walk the easy 1 mile to the rim. When we arrived, there was only one other small family and a solo hiker photographing...we walked out to the point and had the whole area to ourselves...sweet!

After walking back to the Ramada, I setup my double hammock between two pines right on the edge of the rim. We enjoyed our yummy lunch despite the fun & anxiousness of pushing the hammock's weight limit. As we were enjoying the great view and the turkey, avacado, bacon, we we heard several vehicles start to drive up the road. It was a wedding party. :( Thankfully, we were about done!! We packed up and walked past the bride, wishing her well.

Val noticed a small tarantula on the road back (see pic) and we got several pics. The little guy was quite agitated at us impeding his progress across the road.

We had time a couple of hours of daylight left, so we drove to the visitor center and lucked out with a parking spot...again, I could NOT BELIEVE how crowded the park was...OMGOSH!!! We walked around the visitor center and bookstore for a while and wanted to get into the Village, but the line for the blue bus was backed up at least 3 buses (45 minutes) long. So we jumped on the yaqui point bus and headed east (in separate bus seating locations of course) to Yaqui where we got to see some nice 5pm shawdows across the canyon!

Overall was a great day just to be in the Canyon area, but I can't imagine what it must have looked like at Bright Angel. :scared:
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Jul 11 2015
Eartheist
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 Joined Jul 16 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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Eartheist
Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
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Fantastic trail to check out the edges of the Canyon without jostling with 10,000 other people.
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Jul 03 2015
ddgrunning
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50 male
 Joined Apr 13 2011
 Gilbert, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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ddgrunning
Hiking2.23 Miles
Hiking2.23 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   2.62 mph
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Hiked out to Shoshone Point as part of our otherwise "car" tour of the eastern half of GC National Park. Loved the relative solitude here, despite the fact that the park in general was packed with masses of tourists. The path to this point is not marked on the maps they give out at the entrance, nor is there signage at the trailhead, so it's a great way to "get away" from the crowds. The views were fantastic and the forest stroll to get there and back was enjoyable as well. The one other group who joined us on the point while we were there saw a couple of huge bull elk on the hike in. We didn't see them on the way out (darn!), but still enjoyed this more "hidden" gem of the canyon.
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May 05 2015
nikorock28
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 Joined Nov 16 2010
 Kingman, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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nikorock28
Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
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Cold evening and overcast. The sun came out while I was out the point. Saw a few tourists along the path.
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