North Rim Grand Canyon
Anyone been there lately, and if so, is it dry, passable by car, and rideable yet with the snow pack melted? Posting in the UTAH section because I'd have to do St George or Hurricane to get there via Kanab.
Critical Backcountry Updates: Including Trail Closures and Restrictions - Grand Canyon National Park
Report from the North Rim
date posted Apr 11, 2012
The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will reopen for the summer season on May 15, 2012.
Locations near the 8,000 foot level such as Pt. Sublime, high elevation access to Nankoweap, and the North Bass Trailhead will not be accessible until road beds have dried and downed trees have been removed.
Road Conditions for Remote Trailheads
date posted Apr 5, 2012
In general remote backcountry roads in the 5,000 to 7,000 foot range are now passable. This includes roads leading to Tuweep, Indian Hollow, Kanab Creek Wilderness, Lower Nankoweap Trailhead (access via Highway 89A), and South Bass Trailhead. Monument Point/Bill Hall Trailhead still had sizable drifts blocking access as of last week, but conditions are expected to improve quickly.
Remote backcountry trailheads in the 8,000 foot range located on the North Rim are not currently accessible by vehicle. This includes North Bass/Swamp Point, Point Sublime, Widforss Trail, Cape Final, and the Upper Nankoweap Trailhead (access via Highway 67). During wet years these locations are often not accessible until mid-June due to mud and down trees over the roads. But if the current weather pattern holds, and we do not receive significant snow in April or May, it is possible that some or all of these areas could open to vehicles by mid-May.
The North Rim proper, accessed via Highway 67 will not open until mid-May (usually May 15th). Please check with the Backcountry Information Center prior to departure to inquire about conditions.
Hikers considering traveling dirt roads to remote trailheads should contact the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest at 928-643-7395 for the North Rim, the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest at 928-635-4061 for the South Rim or the Backcountry Information Center for current conditions.
They had very little snow this year, I am planning a Rainbow Rim excursion on June 9.
Thanks for that, very helpful... +rep for ya.
Im hitting it on Jun 4th.
Oooh goody, a guinea pig. Let me know how that goes.
Originally Posted by STT GUY
Originally Posted by can't get right
I'm going to ride it like a prom date....that's pretty much it.
The guys in the Arizona forum say it is open. I was going to do it May 26 but they say the AZT East View Trail is better. I've done RR twice already. Certainly a great ride.
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