The Tanner Trail
is a long (9 mile) route from Lipan Point on the South Rim to the Colorado River, mostly along a ridge on the west side of Tanner Canyon. The scenery is not quite as dramatic as along the rim to river trails further west, and the views are little changing on the lower half, which together with the length, and the exposed nature of the route result in relatively few people hiking the full distance. A good target for a shorter hike is a promontory just north of Cardenas Butte, about half way in both elevation and distance.
9 miles (14.5 km), elevation change
4,600 feet (1,402 meters)