Hidden in the depths of the Kaibab National Forest, the old Arizona Trail creates a unique gateway to the natural grandeur of the Grand Canyon. Lined with wildflowers, the trail takes us through ponderosa forests and shimmering aspen groves en route to an unspoiled panorama of the East view of the Grand Canyon, a place few have witnessed.
233 km / 145 mi
Remote camping tour.
Excellent meals and support.
Snacks and sport-drinks included.
Including souvenir shirt.
Guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts.
We provide group camp gear, you provide your own sleeping kit, (tent, sleeping bag, ground pad, pillow) you can rent high quality gear from us.
You can meet us at one of three convenient locations: 1. Meet us in St. George, UT at 10:30am MST at the Crystal Inn OR , 2. Take the Escape Shuttle ($86 Round-Trip) from Las Vegas at 7am PST from the Element Hotel (in Summerlin).
Guaranteed Trip Departure Policy
You will have the option of paying an extra $400 pp to guarantee that your trip will run even with only 2 bookings. If we receive 2 other bookings then we will refund or not charge the extra $400 pp.
Deposit for this tour is $500.-pp
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition Challenging = experienced, well trained
Easy = unpaved roads, almost flat Average = narrow paths, steep climbing Difficult = barely used trails, rocks
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
20-40 km / 12-25 mi
233 km / 145 mi
2500 m / 8202 ft
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Camping, full board
Daily luggage transfers
16 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2019 - 05 Oct 2019 07 Oct 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 18 May 2020 - 22 May 2020 08 Jun 2020 - 12 Jun 2020 15 Jun 2020 - 19 Jun 2020 22 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 29 Jun 2020 - 03 Jul 2020 13 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020 20 Jul 2020 - 24 Jul 2020
Also available 2020 start dates: July: 27, August: 3, 10, 17, 31, September: 14, 28, October: 5
Total Mileage | 14 miles Camp | East Rim, Terrain | 90% Singletrack, 10% Jeep Road
After a quick pre-trip meeting and lunch, we will begin our ride into the forest along the Arizona Trail. As we descend, we’ll pass through abundant ponderosa pine forests and many beautiful mountain meadows. Our final ascent up Mission Impossible delivers us to the secluded East Rim of the Grand Canyon, our camp for the next two nights. We’ll meet the van half way through the ride for a snack break and an opportunity to catch a ride to camp if you need it.
Total Mileage | 17 miles biking + 5 miles hiking Camp | East Rim
Terrain | 70% Singletrack, 30% Jeep Road, 30% Van Support
Riding from the East Rim, we’ll continue along the Arizona Trail for nine miles of rolling singletrack and beautiful scenery. We’ll meet the support van to regroup and enjoy a quick snack before continuing our ride through the forest. After 7 miles of Jeep road riding, classic Grand Canyon views again fill our sights. We'll stop at the viewpoint for lunch and then begin a challenging out-and-back hike. The hike is strenuous, but the sense of adventure and incredible views all along the way of Point Imperial and beyond make for a great way to end our day. After the hike we'll shuttle back to our East Rim basecamp for the evening.
Total Mileage | 25-31 miles Camp | North Timp Point
Terrain | 80% Jeep Road, 20% Singletrack, 70% Van Support
Today’s ride is a combination of double track and fire roads that lead us over to our second camp. On this section of riding we’ll navigate through the deep backcountry of Kaibab National Forest. Once we reach camp we're treated to an awe-inspiring view of the main part of the canyon. After lunch, relax at camp or venture out on an optional singletrack ride or hike along the Rainbow Rim trail. We all gather together again for dinner and another awesome sunset as we lookout upon the Tapeats Amphitheater of the Grand Canyon.
Total Mileage | 30 miles Camp | North Timp Point
Terrain | 100% Singletrack, No Van Support
Today we ride along the most scenic singletrack bike trail, ever! Our 30-mile out and back ride along the Rainbow Rim Trail has over 20 different Grand Canyon viewpoints! Along the way we are sure to observe an abundance of wildlife. Since we bring our lunches out on the trail today, you can take your break and head back to camp whenever you are ready; ride as much or as little as you would like. The guides will be available for trailside assistance, but the day is yours to enjoy at your own pace. We return to camp for another hearty home-cooked meal at North Timp Point.
Total Mileage | 12-15 miles
Terrain | 100% Jeep Road, 60% Van Support
Today we continue our exploration with more fun riding. Our trip begins with a gentle ascent, but that initial section is followed by a rolling section with 4 big climbs and descents over 7 miles. The last section of our ride is a gradual downhill, leading us into Indian Hollow. We've reached our lunch spot, but we'll get in a quick hike before lunch to checkout the viewpoint that lies at the top of the trail. After saying our goodbyes to the majestic canyon, we head back down to enjoy our last camp meal together. Following lunch we shuttle back into town.
This is a general itinerary and may vary. The tour operator reserves the right to make changes
due to weather, local conditions, government intervention, or any unforeseen reasons that may
affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Inns are subject to change .
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