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Arizona Trail Kiabab Plateau

Average Rating:    (3.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Trail is beautiful singletrack in the forests on the Kaibab Plateau. Trail is fairly level since you go along the top of the plateau. Great views at East rim over the Vermillion Cliffs torwads Page. I cant believe this trail was not listed, I just happened to find out about it when I stopped at the Visitor Center. The trail ends at the GC Park boundary for now but ranger person says they are planning to open bike trail (really a sevice road) to the Kiabab Trail. Trail also goes north of US 89A to BLM road for about 15 more miles, maybe next trip. Be careful at the trailhead on the south on FDR 610, it is not as well marked as other trailheads. My wife got lost, actually went past the trailhead and I spent a shivvery night riding in the dark to find her. The elevation is about 8000 feet.
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Latitude
36.734757085755014
Longitude
-112.18929290771484
Trail Directions
Go west on US 89A from the Kaibab Plateau USFS visitor center (Jacobs Lake) about 1/4 mile. Trailhead on right. Also other trailheads south on AZ 67 to the park. Pick up maps at visitor center
Trail Length
37 miles plus
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Fredonia
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
June 1, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: abegold ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This may be the most beautiful alpine trail in Arizona open to bicycles. The sections north and south of the East Rim Viewpoint are in lush spruce, fir and aspen forest. When I tried riding it in early April a year ago, too much snow and downfall, now, late May clear. The sections around highway 89A are lower and more pine forest but that section is a 20.9 mile, 2000' descent to the Utah border.

Recommended Route:
East Rim Viewpoint out and back to the canyon's edge. East Rim view to 89A, 89A to Utah.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rainbow Rim, Gooseberry Mesa, Little Creek Mesa



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Review Date
May 23, 2006

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: skersfan ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trail has a few good single track sections but generally is a slow climb on double track road... Not very interesting to say the least. We road it this weekend and never saw another person out there. Will not ride it again though.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rainbow Rim



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Review Date
January 2, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Russ , from Fort Collins, CO

Summary:
This is a fairly easy trail that winds through the pine forests on the Kiabab Plateau. There is not alot of climbing but you can generally just crank to get the pulse rate up. The elevation of the trail is 8000 feet plus so this is definetly not a winter ride. Some nice views of the plateaus to the east down to the Colorado River canyon south of Page.

Recommended Route:
Go south from US 89A or start on other trailheads off AZ 67

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rainbow Trail? did not ride



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