Passage #40 - Kaibab Plateau South


The view from East Rim View Location:  Kaibab National Forest boundary to Telephone Hill

Length:  20.7 miles

Southern Access Point:  Kaibab National Forest boundary
- GPS Coordinates:  36.33775° N, 112.10248° W
- Access: From Jacob Lake, drive south on AZ 67 for 26 miles and turn left (east) onto FR 611 (4.5 miles north of the Grand Canyon National Park entrance station and 1 mile south of Kaibab Lodge). Drive 1.1 miles and turn right (east) onto FR 610. Wind south and then east 5.1 miles to a pullout on the north side of the road, near a brown AZT post.

Northern Access Point:  Telephone Hill
- GPS Coordinates:  36.55147° N, 112.17560° W
- Access: About 13.5 miles south of Jacob Lake on AZ 67, look for a sign pointing to FR 429 on the west side. Do not turn right onto FR 429, but instead turn left (east) onto FR 241. In 0.1 miles, the AZT crosses the road, but there is no parking here. Continue another 0.1 miles to a little campsite on the left, where you may be able to park.

Trail Route Description:  This passage begins at the Kaibab National Forest boundary. At the 0.3 mile mark it intersects with FR 610 and begins following Trail #101. The trail heads north past Sourdough Well following Upper North Canyon, and then out of the canyon and along a ridge. At Crystal Spring it climbs a drainage and traverses the rim to East Rim View. From here the trail crosses FR 610 at Dog Canyon, then descends the east ridge of Tater Canyon. Climbing west the trail crosses FR 131, FR 221, FR 213, and then follows an aspen-covered ridge. Crossing the DeMotte Burn area, the trail descends steeply, crossing a valley and then descending to the north overlooking Pleasant Valley. The trail then passes Little Pleasant Valley, Little Round Valley and Crane Lake. It parallels Highway 67 and then ascends Telephone Hill where it ends at the intersection of FR 241.

Difficulty:  Easy to Moderate

Season(s):  Spring, Summer and Fall (current weather forecast)

Water:  Water sources are scarce and unreliable on the Kaibab Plateau. Check with the Forest Service for current conditions.

Looking back at the trail Notes/Warnings:

  • All water along this passage should be purified prior to use.
  • The Arizona Trail is marked with brown fiberglass posts with a Kaibab Plateau Trail decal near the top.

Resources:

  • USGS Topographic Maps: Little Park Lake, Dog Point and Telephone Hill.
  • Kaibab National Forest map.
  • BLM Information Center maps.

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