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Grand Canyon - South Rim - AZT #37, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Distance One Way 23.05 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,528 feet
Elevation Gain 930 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,220 feet
Avg Time One Way 10 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 27.12
 Backpack Yes & Connecting
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Preferred May, Sep, - -, - - → 7 AM
Sun  6:52am - 6:27pm
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Historic Fire Perimetersacres
🔥 2011 Lower Fire13.2 mi*
🔥 2009 Ruby Complex Fire26.0 mi*
🔥 2004 Transfer8.6 mi*
🔥 1989 Roaring Fire86
🔥 View (All) - over Official Route 🔥
*perimeter length in miles

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by HAZ_Hikebot

This passage begins at the Grandview Lookout Tower and starts out on the Tusayan Bike Trail heading west. It works its way through the forest, drops into a drainage, and reaches Watson Tank. Now on forest roads, the route turns to the north and joins FR 303. It becomes singletrack, works its way over to the junction with FR 303D, and turns to the north on this road. When it comes to the end of FR 303D, the route becomes singletrack again, passes Upper Ten X Tank, goes through a gate, and then joins FR 2710B. It follows this road to FR 2710 and then turns on to FR 9122E. It follows this road, passes a junction with FR 2709, and comes to Coconino Wash. It turns northwest and follows Bike Route 3 and then 2, which leads to Bike Route 1.

The route curves to the north behind the town of Tusayan. A short climb and descent leads to a road junction and a turn to the west. The trail goes under Highway 64 and turns north. The Tusayan Bike Trail (which the AZT follows) ends 0.3-mile north of Tusayan. From that point, the AZT is signed across the old Moqui Lodge area, about 0.5-mile to the GCNP boundary fence. From the gate, the route is signed all the way to the South Kaibab Trailhead.

After entering the park the route joins the paved Greenway Trail, crosses Vann Drive, and continues north paralleling Highway 64. The Greenway passes a trail to Mather Campground and Grand Canyon Village as well as another trail to the Visitor Center. After turning to the east on a powerline road the route crosses Highway 64. It follows this road for just over a mile, crosses Highway 64 again, and then follows the powerline corridor up along Yaki Point to the South Kaibab Trailhead.

Southern Trailhead: Grandview Point - Grandview Lookout

Northern Trailhead: Yaki Point - South Kaibab TH

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Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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2022-05-10 HAZ_Hikebot

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