This route leads seven and a half miles northward from the East Entrance Station on the South Rim. It contours and crosses a few lesser canyons to end at an overlook on the Palisades of the Desert. This trail is a favorite with rock climbers as the Comanche Point Pinnacle and Lost Arrow Spire of the Grand Canyon are found on and below Comanche Point.
This route begins by leading eastward from East Rim Road descending slowly from 7,480 feet. One mile from the trailhead the track turns northward and begins descending more quickly. For the next three quarters of a mile the trail skirts the head of a side canyon to Tanner Canyon. Beyond this formation the trail turns eastward to a junction at 6,641 feet. Turn left here and begin walking northward into Straight Canyon.
From this first junction the trail descends slowly into Straight Canyon. It crosses the drainage and climbs out of it. Approximately five miles from the trailhead the track reaches another junction. Turn left and begin heading northeastward. From this point the route begins to climb steadily. It follows a drainage for a short distance then begins a steep ascent to Comanche Point. This last leg of the trek is approximately two and a half miles.
Directions: From East Entrance Station, The trail begins at this entrance station so enter the park and park your car at the entrance station. The trail begins from the eastern side of the road.
Elevation: 7,480 feet
Ending Elevation: 7,073 feet
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