Passage #43 - Buckskin Mountain
Location: Winter Road to the Utah border
Length: 10.6 miles
Southern Access Point: Winter Road
- GPS Coordinates: 36.91775° N, 112.10707° W
- Access: From US 89A, at House Rock Road, 13.7 miles east of
Jacob Lake, turn north on House Rock Road for 15.6 miles to Winter Road (BLM Road
1025). Turn left (west) on Winter Road for 3.7 miles to the AZT, where a large
metal AZT sign indicates the trailhead.
Northern Terminus: Utah Border Trailhead
- GPS Coordinates: 37.00112° N, 112.03499° W
- Access: It may help to set your odometer to zero in Page, Arizona.
From Page, head west on AZ 98 for 2.5 miles to US 89 and turn right (north). At mile
6.4, you’ll pass Wahweap Marina, which offers camping. Cross the state line at mile
13. At mile 38 from Page, just after mile marker 25, you’ll pass through a roadcut
and the highway will begin a big, sweeping curve to the right. At the end of the
guardrail on the left, turn left (south) onto a dirt road. This is 0.2 miles south
of mile marker 26 (from Kanab, this turnoff is about 36 miles “south” according to
signs—actually geographically east—on US 89). Follow the dirt road for 10 miles,
and then turn right (west) onto a well-graded dirt road. Continue 0.2 miles to a
parking area, restrooms, and several campsites. The trailhead is on the left as you
drive in. Park in designated spots only.
Trail Route Description: This passage begins on Winter Road (BLM
Road #1025) about one mile north of the Kaibab National Forest boundary.
The route proceeds in a northerly direction and then reaches Dead Man Canyon.
After crossing that drainage it continues north and crosses Red Canyon.
There is a road crossing and another one a half mile later. After reaching
Basin Canyon, the trail switchbacks in and then out of that canyon and crosses
another road. The trail crosses an unnamed small canyon and on the top of
this canyon the trail goes through a gate and then does another road crossing.
There is a hard turn to the east and then a slight turn to the northeast.
After crossing another road, the trail works its way through the upper end of
North Larkum Canyon. It parallels this canyon for a while and then comes to
the edge of a plateau. The trail executes some 22 switchbacks, working it's
way down off the plateau and then crosses sage-covered flats to the Utah
Season(s): Spring, Summer and Fall
(current weather forecast)
Water: Water sources are scarce and unreliable on the
All water along this passage should be purified prior to use.
The Arizona Trail is marked with brown fiberglass posts with an Arizona Trail
decal near the top.
USGS Topographic Maps: Coyote Buttes and Pine Hollow Canyon.
Kaibab National Forest map.
BLM Information Center maps.
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Current Trail Information: