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ABC's Grand Canyon Overnight 

 

Register for this event
August 12-14 2016

Tour fee

$30.00 ABC & GABA Members

$40.00 Non-members

$10.00 additional for late registration


Cost includes: Group Campsite, Event Insurance,Sag Support, Saturday coffee and oatmeal

Saturday night BBQ/Chili dinner

Rest stop pig out and pedal

Sunday Coffee and Freezer bag omlets 

Grand Canyon Scrapbook

Group Camping at Mather Campground (tents only)


 

  • Reservation 

    Reservation # 2-32420935 and 

    # 2-32420940

  • Arrival Date: Fri Aug 12 2016
  • Check-in: 4:00 pm
  • State: Arizona
  • Site, Loop: 004 and 005, Sage Loop 1-7
  • Reservation Type: Overnight
  • Departure Date: Mon Aug 15 2016
  • Check-out: 11:00 am
  • Facility: MATHER CAMPGROUND, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
  • Site Type: GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC

 

It gets cool at night, so bring a warm sleeping bag.  It gets warm during the day, so bring a cooler... of drinks.  

 

Saturday ride to Desert View  - 53 miles round trip
  The Desert View Drive (AZ 64; also known as the East Rim Drive) passes through thick pine forest with only occasional glimpses of the canyon. Stopping places include Yaki Point after 1 mile; this is near the South Kaibab trailhead and is a popular place for sunset watching, and the aptly named Grandview Point after 12 miles.

 The final viewpoint along the drive (Desert View) is one of the best in the whole park - from a high promontory just before the east entrance station, a huge area of the Grand Canyon stretches out below; the main ravine to the north and west, the Little Colorado Gorge in the east - a very steep and narrow side canyon cutting into a flat plateau, and the colorful Painted Desert in the northeast. This one of the few south rim overlooks from which the Colorado itself can be glimpsed; the contrast between the greenery alongside the river and the stark reddish rocks is quite striking. There is another cluster of buildings at Desert View including the last gas station for a while and The Watchtower, a 20 meter high stone tower built in 1932 which is just visible from Cape Royal on the north rim, 9 miles away. Nearby, on the south side of the road, the Tusayan Ruins & Museum has the remains of a 12th century Anasazi settlement containing circular kivas and square houses, though the site is not particularly impressive as the remaining walls are only 1 foot high.
 
Saturday ride to Hermit's Rest  - Your mileage may vary
 

The Desert View Drive (AZ 64; also known as the East Rim Drive) passes through thick pine forest with only occasional glimpses of the canyon. Stopping places include Yaki Point after 1 mile; this is near the South Kaibab trailhead and is a popular place for sunset watching, and the aptly named Grandview Point after 12 miles. 

This will be a fun ride heading out to Hermits Rest. No sag support but lots of shuttles and we will help get the bike loaded. This is intended to be a more leisurely and family friendly ride.  The West Rim drive is closed to most motor vehicle traffic.  You can spend a lot more time looking over the rim and a little less time looking over your shoulder.  Drinks and snacks are available for purchase from the Park Service concession at Hermit's Rest.
Sunday ride to Hermit’s Rest - 19 miles round trip
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The scenic drive (Hermit Road, formerly the West Rim Drive) continues several miles further but it becomes narrow and has limited parking so entry is closed to private vehicles during the day in peak season and free shuttle buses are provided instead. Another half dozen viewpoints may be visited, including Pima Point & Hopi Point, and all are linked by a rim trail making it possible to walk between selected points before resuming the shuttle, which is rather slow, taking about 70 minutes (excluding stops) for the round trip. The road ends at the most westerly viewpoint of Hermits Rest where several trails descend into the canyon including to Dripping Spring.

The 2016 Grand Canyon Overnight Adventure

Kristi 

928-202-2658 cell, text 

azbikeclub@gmail.com

Our reservation

Campground: MATHER CAMPGROUND
Site: 004 and Site: 005
Site Type: GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC
Loop: Sage Loop 1-7
State: Arizona
Region: RMR
Arrival Date: Fri Aug 12 2016
Departure Date: Mon Aug 15 2016

You might be thinking I’ve done that ride before; it’s always the same... Well this year some things are a changing!

Do you need a ride? I know of one spot in a vehicle. Email me if you have space or need a ride.


Enter the Chili contest.. Make your best and put it into Gallon freezerbags labeled with the name of your chili. 

 you can come and check in at the camp site anytime after 4pm.

Park at site unload your car then move it to the visitor center. This is where the showers are located. All cars must be parked at the visitor center.

 

On Friday we all bring a dish and we share chips dips and other goodies. We will have a fire and roast marshmallows. BYOB You can arrive as late as you want as long as you have registered.

Open mic on Friday night, Saturday night* campfires, bring your guitars, mandolins, harmonica or kazoo and play with us!  Neill will also bring portable music, and we do have Eric’s CD although I hope he can attend this year.

 

Saturday             

7am - Breakfast  We will provide the coffee and cream!  Oatmeal, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DISHES>

8am

Ride to Desert View  - 49 miles round trip, 25 miles to Desert View, sag stop about half way located as soon as you crest the hill and start to pick up speed heading down..watch left at pull out you will find refreshments.

Sag snacks

Lunch at the tower (Bring or buy your own.   The Desert View Trading Post - Located at Desert View. Snackbar open daily year-round, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm).  Ice Cream

Sag snacks, we plan to close the sag down at 2:30pm

 

 

 

Sunday Morning

8am - Breakfast Freezer bag omlets

Left over sag stop goodies

Coffee

 

 

9am ride starts

Hermit’s rest, 10 miles out and 10 miles back. Wonderful multi use path along the canyon edge. No SAG on this one but there is a snack bar out at the end.

 

After the ride we will pack up the rest of camp and stop for a Burgers at Bedrock.