I did this as a private trip in 2009 with Escape Adventures (www.escapeadventures.com). It was so amazing; I want to share this journey with others. In the depths of the Kaibab National Forest is the old Arizona Trail, which is perfect for celebrating the natural grandeur of the Grand Canyon. And what better way to do it than by bike? Lined with wildflowers, the trail takes us through forests of huge ponderosa pines and shimmering aspen groves to a place where few people have been—the East Rim View. From our campsite perched on the edge of the Kaibab Plateau, we enjoy extraordinary vistas, thrilling mountain bike rides, and gorgeous hikes along the rim. Crossing to the west side of the plateau, we camp next to one of the most scenic mountain bike trails in the world, the Rainbow Rim Trail. For the next two days we explore 36-miles of remote forested singletrack, stretching between spectacular canyon overlooks.
With gently rolling
terrain and occasional
challenges, the North
Rim of the Grand Canyon has always been a favorite
of guides and guests of all levels. The chance to experience one of nature’s most awesome sights from the seat of your mountain bike is truly an opportunity of a lifetime. Participants on this trip should be familiar with bicycling, though technical mountain bike experience is not necessary. Activity levels can vary based on individual preference, so you don’t always have to do the longest option each day! Sore bums
and achy quads are all part of the fun, but you should consult a doctor if you have bad knees or a bad back before coming on this trip.
DATE: July 24 to 29, 2016