We visited the Grand Canyon last weekend and my sister-in-law picked this "hike" for the family. It was amazing. It was more like a nice stroll, it is a 1 mile hike on an unpaved road and it takes you to a great overlook. No one else was there and it has a view to rival anything else we saw in the much more populated areas. I highly suggest taking this hike as well as driving along the Desert View Drive and stopping at those viewpoints as well. I believe that if you stayed in the village and missed out on these views, you missed out.
Follow the directions to find the parking lot (east out of the village on Desert View Drive, The parking lot is located on the north side of the road, between mile markers 244 and 245.
At shoshone point, there are picnic tables, restrooms, and don't miss the little walk that takes you all the way out to the point.
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