Route number- 677
Route name- Grand Canyon Tour
Distance (km)- 678
Climbing (ft)- 20000
Location- starts/ends in Payson, AZ
Dates available- 01/01-12/31
Contact- Paul Layton
Date approved- 2009/08/10
Last reviewed- 2009/10/06
Description- Tour of the Mogollon Rim and Grand Canyon South Rim.
Organizer's URL- http://randocommute.blogspot.com/
The Grand Canyon tour starts in Payson Arizona and promptly climbs up onto the Mogollon rim. The climbing is not over though, you have many miles of giant rollers ahead of you before you get to Flagstaff as you ride through Pine forests. From Flagstaff you head out to Williams along I-40 and the turn north to go to the Grand Canyon. After a quick ride out to Hermit's Rest along the rim road you head east out of the park along the other half of the rim road. Now you enter the land of the Navajo and pay a visit to Wupatki national monument where there are old indian ruins and one of the only ball courts outside of Central America. Up a nice hill you arrive at Sunset Crater national monument and can ride among the jet black and dull red lava formations before you head back to Flagstaff and ultimately Payson. Theres a lot to see, and a surprising amount of climbing.