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TRAIL FACTS: Red Canyon (New Hance) Trail

The Trail Facts

A profile of the Red Canyon (New Hance) Trail trail
Brief Description: A roller coaster of a trail, the Red Canyon drops rapidly off the rim shedding about 2200 feet in the first mile and a half. The balance of the trail is relatively gentle. Stay alert as the trail offers options at numerous places.
Length (approx): 5.50 miles
Starting Elevation: 7008.00 feet
Ending Elevation: 2605.00 feet
Elevation Change: 4403 feet
Average Grade: 20.00%
Trail Head Location: About 1 mile west of the Moran Point turn off. A pull-off with a no parking sign and a guard rail mark the spot. No parking at trail head. Closest parking is at Moran Point.
Trail End: Colorado River
Water, Reliable: NONE; Colorado River Only
Camping: At Large
USGS 7.5 Minute Topographic Map(s) you will need: Grandview Point; Cape Royal

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