1621C Ruts and Junipers

Total Miles
3.2

Elevation

1,830.78 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Fall, Spring

Trail Overview

As the title suggests, this trail is becoming lightly rutted from use when wet. Avoiding it under rainy conditions or after a snow melt is advisable. It is, however, a nice run along the ridge with one dispersed campsite with a fire ring under a large, lovely tree. In addition, there are plenty of flat spots you could select if you need a place to sleep for the night. There are cattle fenced on both ends of the trail, so please keep them in whatever state they were in when passing through. If open, leave open. If closed, close after you pass. Near the northern end is a massive rainwater collection system. Please do not disturb it, as this is for cattle and wildlife. 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.

Difficulty

The trail is easy and generally two-track, with room to pass any oncoming traffic you may encounter. Avoid this trail if the ground is wet, as decent-sized ruts are forming and they would only become deeper. Watch for sharp rocks hiding in the tall grasses. They could cause sidewall 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

2

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