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AZT Carpooling, Shuttles & Rides

Post by joebartels » Nov 10 2014 6:20 pm

Shuttle information http://www.aztrail.org/shuttles.html

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General questions about rates and scheduling

Post by BillCarlinOFR07 » Feb 18 2016 11:12 am

Is there an "off season" for shuttle availability when they just won't be there?
Typical rate for Utah to the Mexico start (which I am guessing would be the worst case, price-wise)?
I haven't looked at bus schedules; anyone operate in AZ besides Greyhound/Trailways?

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Re: General questions about rates and scheduling

Post by SpiderLegs » Feb 18 2016 12:08 pm

Don't know what their rates, routes or schedules are like, but we do have a few Mexican bus lines here in the state. Saw a few Mexican buses heading up to Las Vegas when I was Hwy 93 the other day.

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Need a ride on March 12th

Post by SecondLunch » Feb 18 2016 12:10 pm

Hi everyone! My name is Second Lunch and I am going to be hiking NoBo this year. I was hoping to find someone willing to give me a ride from Tuscon down to at least Sierra Vista, if not to the Border, On March 12th. I am willing to throw down gas money if needed. If anyone could help me out I would really appreciate it. If not, if you could point me in the right direction for a cheap way to get to the border. Or if anyone is looking to share a shuttle I would appreciate it. Thanks everyone!

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Re: General questions about rates and scheduling

Post by rcorfman » Feb 18 2016 1:59 pm

I think that would be crazy to do. I would look at a shuttle from the Northern end (Stateline CG) to Page (or Kanab), then Page to somewhere south, like Tucson or Sierra Vista, then from that place a shuttle to Montezuma Pass. You will want to break the trip up.
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Re: General questions about rates and scheduling

Post by chumley » Feb 18 2016 3:33 pm

There are daily commercial shuttles between the Grand Canyon and Flagstaff, Flagstaff and Phoenix, and Phoenix and Tucson. When the north rim is open there is a shuttle between the north and south rims. That covers a huge bulk of the mileage. Getting to each end of the trail requires a bit more creativity.

But the Arizona Trail Website has information about shuttles and contacting them directly would probably get you the answers you are looking for.
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Re: Early March Kickoff

Post by danceswithgrizz » Feb 26 2016 4:07 pm

I am arriving in Tucson on March 1, and am looking for transport to the southern terminus, and don't mind waiting till the third to share the cost.

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Shuttle suggestions

Post by Hiker_Wannabe » Feb 26 2016 9:52 pm

Does anyone know how I can get from Summerhaven to the Gabe Zimmerman trailhead? We are section hiking the AZT and knocking out the Santa Catalinas in March/April but just don't know how we will logistically get from point B to point A. Any ideas?

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Re: Shuttle suggestions

Post by steady » Feb 29 2016 10:22 am

Lyft?

Both locations seem to be in their service area. It gave me an estimate of $65.

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Shuttle: Apache Junction to Superior

Post by steady » Mar 26 2016 10:03 pm

I'm in Apache Junction after finding no place to stay in Superior. Seeking a ride to the Superior PO and then Picket Post on Monday morning. I'm aware of Greyhound and possibly Uber but was hoping for someone a bit more trail aware.

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Re: Shuttle: Apache Junction to Superior

Post by AZLumberjack » Mar 27 2016 6:24 am

Shoot me a PM with times, location, etc. Just asking for some help with the gas in exchange.
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Re: Shuttle: Apache Junction to Superior

Post by sandyfortner » Mar 27 2016 8:58 am

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Re: Shuttle: Apache Junction to Superior

Post by steady » Mar 27 2016 10:16 am

I have something arranged. Thanks all!

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Need A Ride: Flagstaff to Tucson April 14th

Post by FirePossum » Apr 05 2016 9:46 am

I'm biking the Arizona Trail. I need a ride from Flagstaff to Tucson next week. I should be arriving in Flagstaff on Wednesday, April 13th. I need a ride to Tucson on Thursday the 14th or early Friday morning the 15th. Reply, call or text at 864-414-6799. Thank you.

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Hoping for a Ride

Post by GaPeaches » Apr 05 2016 11:06 am

Hi all,

I'm new on this message board but figured this ought to be the best place to ask for some help. A hiking buddy and myself are planning on starting the trail next week Monday/Tuesday (4-11 or 4-12), we're looking to find the least costly way to get there. We're easily able to get a ride to Tuscon, and with some luck maybe as far as Sierra Vista but after that who knows. If anyone wants to split a shuttle, offer advice, or anything else it would be most appreciated

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Accessing Northern Terminus early September

Post by findbosco » Jun 16 2016 12:40 pm

Hi all,

Planning a thru-hike beginning ~September 1. Trying to determine cheapest way to access the northern trailhead. Haven't bought my ticket to fly into Arizona yet - hoping to determine which city to fly into first (including possibly St. George, Utah - waiting to hear back from Suva Shuttle on a price for shuttle out of there).

So, (1) anyone else trying to hit the northern terminus at the same time and want to carpool?, (2) any tips/advice on the topic?

FWIW, my overall plan is to have mailed my bike to Southern Utah (probably St. George), to retrieve after thru-hiking (which will involve a hitch from Southern Arizona back to Southern Utah), and a subsequent cycle to Salt Lake.

Thank you for any advice and suggestions you all might have!

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Re: Accessing Northern Terminus early September

Post by lili » Jun 16 2016 2:32 pm

Hi. When I started I flew from ANC to Page (via Phoenix) and then got a ride from Yermo 435 689-2182. He did a great job, quizzed me about my gear and plans. He also stopped for my last-minute shopping (stove fuel and water). I can only recommend him. Everything went very smoothly and reasonable in cost.

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Re: Accessing Northern Terminus early September

Post by findbosco » Jun 16 2016 2:58 pm

@lili Thank you for the swift response and details!

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Re: Accessing Northern Terminus early September

Post by Spiced Rum » Jun 17 2016 10:28 am

CONTACT BETTY PRICE for a ride. PO box 6135, Marble Canyon, AZ 86036 928-355-2252. I used her for the AZT and just recently to the Rainbow Bridge trailhead and she is very reliable.
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The best way to get to the north terminus (State Line CG)

Post by lorna » Sep 20 2016 3:03 pm

I will be starting a N to S thru hike about Oct. 4. (I can flex my start date a couple of days either way.) I haven't bought my ticket to Las Vegas quite yet--am wondering if anyone could give me an idea how to get to the north end of the AZT. I am a little nervous of hitchhiking from St. George, but it seems the best option for me so far. Also, has anyone left a car near State Line CG for an extended period of time?

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Re: The best way to get to the north terminus (State Line CG)

Post by autumnstars » Sep 20 2016 4:30 pm

Check out the ATA Shuttle page at http://www.aztrail.org/shuttles.html
They have several suggestions that could work for you.
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