The New Hance Trail
descends 4,530 feet over 8 miles to the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and is, alongside the Beamer Trail, generally considered to be the most difficult of the south rim routes - there is no water along the way, and most of the terrain is exposed, lacking any shade. The path is not often hiked, and has an unmarked trailhead, along the South Rim Drive one mile west of Moran Point
. The trail ends opposite Hance Rapids
, in a particularly colorful section of the canyon.
New Hance Trail - full description