Kaibab National Forest

Kaibab National Forest

Arizona Trail

The North Kaibab Ranger District features a section of the Arizona Trail which will eventually span the state from north to south. The trail will start at the Arizona-Utah border and enter the Kaibab National Forest via Orderville Canyon. The trail will traverse the North Kaibab Ranger District, cross Grand Canyon National Park, and then pass on to Flagstaff following the historic Moqui Stage line. From there it will head south across Anderson Mesa on the Coconino National Forest to the Mogollon Rim and the Mazatzal and uperstition Wildernesses on the Tonto National Forest. The trail ends at to the Coronado National Memorial at the Mexican Border.

The portion of the Arizona Trail on the North Kaibab weaves its way through some of the most scenic landscape in the area. The trail itself was located by members of Arizona State Hiking and Equestrian Committee and Sierra Club with the assistance of North Kaibab Ranger District personnel. The portion from 89A south was constructed by Kaibab Forest Products Company.

The future success of the Arizona Trail and the component trails that make it up, lies largely in the hands of volunteers who will continue to work with government agencies and the private sector to complete the remaining segments, obtain funding to develop signs and maps, and coordinate the joining of segments as they cross political boundaries. The ultimate objective of the Arizona Trail is to establish a non-motorized corridor the entire length of Arizona, for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding.

Directions

1. The northern trailhead of the Arizona Trail is located at the intersection of Forest Road 248 and the Forest boundary; about 13 1/2 miles north of US 89A, and 15 1/2 miles from Jacob Lake.2. Junction of US 89A and Forest Road 205: 2.0 miles northeast of North Kaibab Visitor Center.

3. Junction FR 205: 9 miles south of Jacob Lake on Highway 67 turn left (east) on FR 205. Go 0.3 miles to trailhead.

4. Telephone Hill trailhead: Drive south on Highway 67 to FR 241. Trailhead is located 0.1 mile east of Highway 67.

5. East Rim Viewpoint.

6. Junction FR 610: Drive south on Highway 67 to FR 611 (just south of DeMotte Park). Continue on FR 611 to FR 610. Go right (south) on FR 610 for 6.0 miles to trailhead.