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    North Rim: Rainbow Rim Trail open to MTB?

    Hi,
    Im confused....my Fat Tire trail book says you can MTB on the Rainbow Rim trail in the North Rim of Grand Canyon...but the park's website says bikes are not allowed on trails...
    Whats the scoop?
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian
    Hi,
    Im confused....my Fat Tire trail book says you can MTB on the Rainbow Rim trail in the North Rim of Grand Canyon...but the park's website says bikes are not allowed on trails...
    Whats the scoop?
    Thanks!
    Rainbow Rim Trail is not in the park. It's in the Kaibab National Forest. Park = no bikes, forest = yes bikes.

    Great ride! Everyone should hit it at least once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B
    Rainbow Rim Trail is not in the park. It's in the Kaibab National Forest. Park = no bikes, forest = yes bikes.

    Great ride! Everyone should hit it at least once.

    p.
    Is this a good time of the year to go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetisurly
    Is this a good time of the year to go?
    I think so, yeah. Might be buggy since it was wet up there so recently. IIRC the North Rim is open mid-May through mid-October.

    Sure nicer than down here in any case, unless you're allergic to bugs.

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    Thanks - will be in AZ Early September...

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B
    I think so, yeah. Might be buggy since it was wet up there so recently. IIRC the North Rim is open mid-May through mid-October.

    Sure nicer than down here in any case, unless you're allergic to bugs.

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    Thanks for the info! I am planning to try and camp in the North Rim during the Memorial day weekend, early Sept....or if not there some where close. Do you have a camping recommendation for the Flagstaff or north of Flag area, where we could hit some nice trails? What about Jacob Lake campground?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian
    Thanks for the info! I am planning to try and camp in the North Rim during the Memorial day weekend, early Sept....or if not there some where close. Do you have a camping recommendation for the Flagstaff or north of Flag area, where we could hit some nice trails? What about Jacob Lake campground?
    I would camp near Shultz Tank, Mt. Elden area. Primo trails all around Mt Elden. Get there early on that weekend!

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    If you want to camp near the Rainbow Rim trail, N. Timp is pretty nice. Its a little north of the southern terminous of the trail at Timp but the camping and views are better. IMO. Now that the Walahala Plateau is closed to camping perhaps the most spectacular campspot on the north is Point Sublime but that would require a backcountry permit from GCNP. There's also good camping along the East Rim where the AZ trail makes for some nice biking as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B
    I think so, yeah. Might be buggy since it was wet up there so recently. IIRC the North Rim is open mid-May through mid-October.

    Sure nicer than down here in any case, unless you're allergic to bugs.

    p.

    Why am I having flash backs to your "bee in the eye" story?

    BLAAAAAAAAAHH!!!!

    Yup, it horrifies me still.

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