Arizona Trail: Flagstaff to Grand Canyon, Day 4

Grand Canyon National Park

What better way to finish a ride on the Arizona Trail than on the edge of one of the seven natural wonders of the world?

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
16 km
Ascent
274 m
Descent
110 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
Arizona Trail: Flagstaff to Grand Canyon, Day 4 Map

Follow the historic stagecoach line from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon during this 100-mile adventure. Over four days you’ll see terrain as diverse as anywhere in northern Arizona, from the fern and aspen groves of the San Francisco Peaks, to the big sky country across the Babbitt Ranch, and through pinon-juniper forests that lead right up to the South Rim of Grand Canyon. This is a classic mountain biking route that is ideal for upper beginner and intermediate riders.

Description

Day 4

What better way to finish a ride on the Arizona Trail than on the edge of one of the seven natural wonders of the world? Pedal a short distance along the Greenway Trail into Grand Canyon National Park, then peer into the depths of the earth from one (or more) of the many scenic vistas found along the South Rim. Today’s ride can be whatever you’d like it to be: ride out to Hermit’s Rest and walk along the Hermit Trail to Dripping Springs; cruise along the Arizona Trail to the South Kaibab Trail and walk down to Ooh Aah Point; or just spend time along the South Rim. There’s a good reason Grand Canyon National Park is the most popular natural attraction in the world. Spend as much time as you’d like here before riding the Greenway Trail back to Tusayan, then we’ll head back to Flagstaff. Ride length is about 10 miles.

For more information and to book a tour, visit: http://aztexpeditions.com/arizona-trail-20.html

Difficulty

Moderate

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Flow
  • Rock Gardens

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