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Coconino Rim Trail

Basics
Location:
South Rim Grand Canyon
Length:
18 miles
Aerobic Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time To Allow:
5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
7500 feet
Elevation Range:
6800 feet to 7500 feet
Elevation Change:
-700 feet
Season:
All Year

Description

A ride on the Coconino Rim Trail is a great way to explore a portion of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Dirt singletrack winds along the rim of the canyon with expansive views of the Grand Canyon and Painted Desert.

The Coconino Rim Trail features historic structures along its length, including the impressive 80’ tower of the Grandview Lookout and the historic cabins of the Hull Brothers sheep herding operation. The Coconino trail is one section of the extensive Arizona Trail system and a ride here can be extended to the Moqui Stage Station or even Flagstaff for hearty riders looking for a longer multi-day biking adventure.

Riders should note fees are charged to enter the National Park.

Details

Location:
South Rim Grand Canyon
Length:
18 miles
Difficulty:
Long ride. Not much technical terrain.
Aerobic Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time To Allow:
5 hours
Long ride
Trailhead Elevation:
7500
Elevation Range:
6800 feet to 7500
Elevation Change:
-700 feet
Out-and-back trail… elevation gain on hike back
Season:
All Year
Additional Details:

Coconino Rim Trail is popular but remote and riders should bring extra food, water and clothing. Temperatures can plummet here if an afternoon thunderstorm strikes. It is also a great idea to include a repair kit and first aid kit. The Coconino Rim Trail is multi-use and hikers may be encountered. Please be considerate on the trails and understand right of way protocol.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From the small town of Tusayan take FR 302 eastbound. Follow 16 miles to lookout. Park and ride from here.


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