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I think that I heard somewhere that they turn off the water on the North Rim and the Kaibab - North trail. So no water at Cottonwood or at the Rim. Means you would need to dry camp. I'm not 100% certain so please don't quote me on this. But confirm it before you attempt it. Surprises are no fun.davis2001r6 wrote:My post was a bit more orriented towards a day hike.
If your backpacking it you can go year round. For a backpack you could just do a Rim-Rim-Rim and camp a few spots along the way. On the North Side at Cottonwood, then it would be a 14 mile dayhike to the Rim and Back from there.
Nan wrote:I want to do my first Rim-to-Rim this spring, but the Xanterra website says that facilities on the North Rim don't open until mid-May, by which time it's stinkin' hot at the River. What's up with that? Surely any threat of snow is long gone by April, even at the Rim?