is a relatively well used trail into the Grand Canyon, starting at the southernmost part of the South Rim, and descending 2,500 feet to an old mine site on Horseshoe Mesa
, from where three other paths drop down further and link with different sections of the Tonto Trail
. The Colorado River is still well over 1,000 feet below, but can be reached by difficult routes down two drainages; Cottonwood Creek, and the more scenic Hance Creek
, which contains several pretty narrows sections through pinkish granite, and two major obstacles caused by waterfalls. The drainage meets the river just upstream of Sockdolager Rapids; the total journey from the Grandview trailhead is 8.5 miles, descending 4,860 feet.
Hance Creek - full description