1621 Ridge Rollercoaster

Total Miles
9.5

Elevation

1,808.45 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Fall, Spring

Trail Overview

This trail is a very scenic route that primarily runs along the hilltops as it ducks and dives and twists and turns its way along. You'll pass through dense juniper forests and vast, long, dried grass sections with skeletons of junipers from a fire some time ago. Every hilltop has a slightly different and stunning view. There are even a few small flat spots scattered about that would make for a perfect camping spot for a night under the expansive stars out here. As you crest the peaks, keep your eyes peeled for glimpses of the lower, more challenging trail network to the west and a few epic view shots down the valleys. This area is very remote, and help is a long way away. Be sure to bring a satellite communication device and be sure somebody knows your travel plans. There is no cell service out here, so plan and download your offline maps and bring plenty of water. It is a desert, after all.

Photos of 1621 Ridge Rollercoaster

1621 Ridge Rollercoaster
1621 Ridge Rollercoaster
1621 Ridge Rollercoaster

Difficulty

The majority of the trail is very easy and flat. One very deep washout may claim a stock 4x4 bumper without proper line choice. Long sections of loose rocky hill climbs and descents with tighter turns exist. A full-size vehicle may receive some paint damage.

History

The Arizona Strip is a vast arid region on the north side of the Grand Canyon that encompasses a variety of landscapes and climates within its nearly 3 million acres, as well as centuries of human history. It is 200 miles long and accessed only by two major highways on either end. Because of its lack of easy access, the Strip remains one of the most remote and least-visited parts of the state.

Technical Rating

4

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