Washout near manzanita creek impassable for equestrians
A recent washout of the North Kaibab segment of the Arizona Trail within Grand Canyon National Park has presented an insurmountable obstacle for equestrians. The hazard is located just south of the Manzanita Creek Footbridge (south of the Manzanita Rest Area) at AZT mile 706.6. This is approximately 5.7 miles south of the North Kaibab Trailhead, and 1.4 miles north of Cottonwood Campground. An erosion event has caused a portion of the Trans Canyon Waterline to fall, and is now being held in place by steel cables stretched across the trail. Pedestrians can sneak under the cables, but equines cannot, and there is no safe way around the cliff ledge.
EQUESTRIANS WANTING TO RIDE BETWEEN NORTH KAIBAB TRAILHEAD AND COTTONWOOD CAMP ARE DISCOURAGED FROM RIDING UNTIL THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN RESOLVED.
Please contact the Grand Canyon National Park Back Country Ranger Station for more details: (928) 638-2125