2014 Grand Canyon Details

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GC Ride Composit

Grand Canyon National Recreation Area-

Arizona Strip

Ride Route and Schedule

September 25-27, 2014

Revised 14 July 2014

Thursday, September 25

Staging Area – Utah-Arizona Border on River Road

08:30 Depart from staging area for Bar-10 Ranch via <1063, 110 miles

Lunch from backpack at Butch Cassidy Cabin

15:00 Arrive at Bar-10 Ranch

NOTE: Arizona is not on Daylight Savings Time

 AFTERNOON

Ride down to Whitmore Canyon Overlook (11 miles) overlooking lower Grand Canyon Gorge and maybe take another excursion to Pa’s Pocket before returning to Bar-10 Ranch.

LODGING                              Bar-10 Ranch

DINNER        18:30              Bar-10 Ranch cowboy dinner

Socializing

 

Friday, September 26

BREAKFAST            07:30              Bar-10 Ranch

MORNING RIDES –

Parashant Canyon/Copper Mountain Mine (71 miles) – Semi-Difficult

Leaving Bar-10 Ranch, take Trial Canyon Road via >1063 and >1230, (13 miles) to Trail Head.  Trail Head to Copper Mountain Mine (20 miles).  Return via Bundyville (38 miles).

Toroweap (87 miles) – Moderate

Leaving Bar-10 Ranch, ride over to Mt. Trumbull, 8,028′, passing over Mt. Logan, 7,700′, take >1064 for stop at Hell’s Hole Overlook, and on to vista-view of Valley at end of road through wilderness area.  Option: visit Indian petroglyphs at Nampaweap (2 mile round trip).  At Mt. Trumbull Ranger Station, travel by Tuweep and on to Toroweap Overlook.  With longest drops of anywhere else in the park at Toroweap Point, look 2,500 ft. straight down on Lava Falls, one of worst rapids in Grand Canyon.

Frog Springs (36 miles) – Moderate

Travel from Bar-10 Ranch on Whitmore Canyon Overlook road >1045 exiting to the right onto >1247.  Ride out to view of Parashant Canyon.

LUNCH          14:00              Bar-10 Ranch

AFTERNOON RIDE – Pa’s Pocket and Red Mountain Overlook

Pa’s Pocket, small dam built by father of Atwood Bundy.  Ride over to Red Mountain Overlook and witness spectacular view of Colorado River.

DINNER        19:00              Bar-10 Ranch

Saturday, September 27

BREAKFAST 07:30             Bar-10 Ranch

08:30  Depart for St. George (110 miles) via Whitmore Point and Parashant Canyon

Overlook (Sack lunch from Bar-10 Ranch)

Take turn-off to Mesa and >1063 trail to Parashant Canyon view, then to Whitmore Point Overlook.  Ride a short distance back to Parashant Canyon Overlook.  Travel on >1063 to Parashant Canyon road and on to staging area.

Points of Interest

Hell’s Hole Overlook, Valley Overlook, Frog Springs, Pa’s Pocket, Parashant Canyon Overlook, Parashant Canyon and abandoned Copper Mountain mine, Nampaweap Petroglyphs, Shivwits Plateau, Toroweep Point, 5,102′ and Lava Falls Rapids, Whitmore Point Overlook, Whitmore Canyon Overlook

Lodging

After confirming with ride leader, you must make an advanced reservation at Bar-10 Ranch (435-628-4010) with Sara Christensen for two days of lodging.  The cost is  $243.46 (includes tax) for two nights and three days including breakfast, dinner, and two lunches.  The lodge has individual, covered-wagon accommodations, bunk-bed style rooms, and hot showers.

Bits & Pieces

Fuel is available at Bar-10 Ranch ($10/gallon)

Route traveling by vehicle from Bloomington via River Road & Main Street Valley Road

Bar-10 Ranch – 65 miles from Bloomington

Take Bloomington exit off freeway and travel east to River Road.  Travel south to airport road overpass and beginning of dirt road called Main Street Valley Road.  Travel 52 miles south through Arizona Strip to Bundyville passing Quail Draw, Seegmiller Mountain, and Wolf Hole Valley.  At Bundyville intersection with historic Mt. Trumbull Schoolhouse Museum, continue south 13 miles to Bar-10 Ranch.

Ride Coordinator

Paul K Edmunds

bajapablo33@hotmail.com; 801-318-6482

 

GRAND CANYON-ARIZONA STRIP

MILEAGE CHART

Revised 13 July 2014

 

TRAVEL by VEHICLE

St. George River Road to Main Street Valley Road, >1069

Arizona State Line                   Mt. Trumbull School Museum                        52        52

Bundyville                               Bar-10 Ranch via >257 and >1045                    13        65

 

TRAVEL by OHV

Staging Area at Arizona Border – take >1069 >1009 to Black Canyon

Mine >1004 >1003, etc. >1063 to Bar-10 Ranch                                                   101

 

EXCURSIONS from BAR-10 RANCH (one way)

Whitmore Canyon Overlook/Colorado River                                         11

Pa’s Pocket, Cabin                                                                                                09        09

Red Mountain/Ship Rock Overlook                                                            06        15

 

Frog Springs

Take >1045 turning off onto >1247, 14 miles—right at junction                    18        18

Come back to junction, left to watering holes                                                     03        21

 

Parashant Canyon/Copper Mountain Mine

Trail Canyon Road via >1063 >1230                                                                    13        13

Head of Trail to Copper Mountain Mine                                                              20        33

 

Whitmore Point & Parashant Canyon Overlook

Turn-off to Mesa/Whitmore Trail >1063                                                         02        02

Whitmore Point Overlook >1063 >1264 >1263                                               09        11

Parashant Canyon Overlook >1265                                                                     01        12

 

Toroweap Overlook (round trip)

Bar-10 Ranch             Hell’s Hole Overlook                                                   11        11

Valley view, road’s end                                                                                    01        12

Mt. Trumbull Ranger Station, 8,028’                                                           07        19

En route:                                 Historic Sawmill Site

Shivwits Plateau

Mt. Logan Wilderness Area

Mt. Trumbull Ranger Station Intersection >5                                                09        28

Intersection >5                        Toroweap Ranger Station                               09        37

Toroweap Ranger Station       Toroweap Overlook, 5,102’                            04        41

Colorado River – Lava Falls Rapids

Toroweap Overlook                Mt. Trumbull School Museum via >5            33        74

Bundyville                               Bar-10 Ranch                                                        13        87

Option:

Nampaweap Indian Petro Glyphs

Turn off 3 miles east Ranger Station on >1028, 1 mile in, ½ mile walk one way)