Horseshoe Mesa facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsHorseshoe Mesa
(remote view)-Horseshoe Mesa at distance across the Colorado River
(Krishna Shrine and its prominence, left)
|Elevation||5,246 ft (1,599 m)|
|Prominence||346 ft (105 m)|
|Isolation||1.16 mi (1.87 km)|
|Parent peak||Unnamed butte|
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|Location||Grand Canyon National Park
Coconino County, Arizona, US
|Parent range||Kaibab Plateau
|Topo map||USGS Cape Royal|
|Age of rock||Pennsylvanian down to Cambrian|
|Mountain type||sedimentary rock: sandstone-(prominence-cliff), siltstone, mudstone, limestone, shale|
|Type of rock||Supai Group,
Bright Angel Shale
Horseshoe Mesa is a 5,246-foot-elevation mesa-summit located in the eastern Grand Canyon, in Coconino County of northern Arizona, USA. It is located 1.5 mi south of the Colorado River and Granite Gorge; also 4 mi due-south of the Cape Royal overlook, and ~2.0 mi northwest from Grandview Point, of the East South Rim, Grand Canyon. The Grandview Trail descends to Horseshoe Mesa, then drops down to meet the (mostly horizontal trail, on the Tonto Platform), the Tonto Trail.
Horseshoe Mesa is shaped like a horseshoe, legs facing due-north towards the Colorado. The mesa is a mostly flat upper platform of Redwall Limestone, with its tall cliffs elevating the mesa. A peak of Supai Group is the prominence, at the mesa's south end.
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