Distance from N Rim Lodge to N Kaibab TH?

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Distance from N Rim Lodge to N Kaibab TH?

Post by Sun_Ray » Apr 28 2006 6:54 pm

Been looking and can't find how far the walk is from Lodge to trailhead. Also is a shuttle available, if yes, where can I find this info?
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Post by joebartels » Apr 28 2006 8:11 pm

I believe it's 2 miles.

RIM TO RIM SHUTTLE
A shuttle service is provided seasonally between the between the North and South Rims for a fee by Trans Canyon Shuttle (a park permittee). One trip each way daily. Call (928) 638-2820. Scheduled service available until Oct. 15. Charter service available until Oct. 31. Reservations required. $65 one-way; $110 round-trip. Departs North Rim 7:00 a.m.; Arrives South Rim noon; departs South Rim 1:30 p.m.; arrives North Rim 6:30 p.m.

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A shuttle to the North Kaibab trailhead is available 5:20 a.m. and 7:20 a.m. daily. Cost is $5 for first person and $2 for each additional person. Purchase tickets at Grand Canyon Lodge front desk. Pick-up point is in front of the lodge.
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Post by Davis2001r6 » Apr 28 2006 8:14 pm

Yeah I was going to say 2-3 miles. I've been up at that TH on N. Kaibab a few times and never seen a shuttle. Although I think you would be able to hitch a ride with someone 95% of the time. Mostly hiker friendly people up there.

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Post by Davis2001r6 » Apr 28 2006 8:16 pm

According to the NPS website http://www.nps.gov/grca/pphtml/planyourvisit.html

it says
NORTH RIM: There is no shuttle service on the North Rim.
Different websites say different things about the shuttle.

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Post by joebartels » Apr 28 2006 8:30 pm

yeah, but it's the same website :lol:

I thought maybe it was an old google archive but you can get to it from the link you found.
Click on "In Depth" then "North Rim" then "Transportation"

http://www.nps.gov/grca/grandcanyon/nor ... tation.htm
this could be an older link as it's dated Jan 2005 :wink:
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Post by big_load » Apr 28 2006 8:47 pm

NORTH RIM: There is no shuttle service on the North Rim.
Are the benches at the bus stop filled with skeletons wearing backpacks?

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Post by joebartels » Apr 28 2006 9:15 pm

It depends on which link they read :sk:
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Post by Sredfield » Apr 29 2006 5:43 pm

From the main lodge to the TH is 2.2 miles per TOPO if you stay on the road. There appears to be a cut off that might take care of the .2 or maybe a bit more.
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Post by Dschur » May 01 2006 8:47 am

There is a shuttle in the morning to the trail head and one that comes and picks up people. Most of the time I see it running from the logde to the trailhead. My husband does south rim to north rim every spring and fall and we stay two nights on the North rim and then he goes back to the south rim. And every time that I have dropped him off there are shuttles going there. I believe the sign on the trailhead says North rim lodge 1.5 miles. It goes up the hill next to the trailhead.
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Post by Sredfield » May 01 2006 7:38 pm

If you can do the crossing, getting to the TH shouldn't be an issue :)
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