Grand Canyon North Rim
Concealed in the depths of the Kaibab National Forest, mountain biking the old Arizona Trail is the best way to enjoy the natural grandeur of the Grand Canyon. Lined with wildflowers, our bike trail takes us through huge ponderosa forests and shimmering aspen groves to a place where few people have been, the East Rim View! From our campsite perched on the edge of the Kaibab Plateau, we enjoy extraordinary views, mountain bike rides, and hikes along the rim. Crossing to the west side of the plateau, we camp next to one of the most scenic mountain bike trails in the world, the Rainbow Rim Trail. For the next two days we explore 36-miles of remote forested singletrack stretching between spectacular canyon overlooks.
Providing gently rolling terrain and occasional challenges, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon has always been a favorite of guides and guests of all levels. The chance to experience one of nature's most awesome sights from the seat of your mountain bike is truly an opportunity of a lifetime.
We encourage you very strongly to purchase travel insurance to protect against extenuating circumstances such as illness and injury - believe us, they do come up! We have a special arrangement with TravelGuard insurance so that you may purchase reasonably-priced travel insurance at the same time you place your tour reservation. For a detailed description of the TravelGuard policy we offer, visit our website or call 866-385-4839 ask about product 007715.
Multi-day tours only: If you would like to change to a different tour or departure date after signing up, we will be happy to transfer you on a space available basis up until 45 days prior to your tour. Please provide your transfer request in writing - email is sufficient. Please note, a $25 transfer fee will be deducted from your previous payments for each transfer, and if you later choose to cancel your tour, the cancellation deadlines will apply to the date of the originally scheduled tour. Does not apply to Â½ and full day tours in Las Vegas or Moab.
Escape confirms tours 30 days prior to tour departure; prior to this time, tours may be cancelled due to low enrollment. After your tour is confirmed, it will not be cancelled for low- enrollment, but in rare cases may be cancelled due to weather, government intervention, unsafe trail conditions, or any other reason that would affect the quality of the schedule tour or the safety of its participants. If we are forced to cancel your tour, we will provide a 100% refund and work to add you to another trip that works for you. If you need to cancel your multiday tour for any reason, your request must be in writing - email is sufficient (no phone cancellations will be accepted).
We advise you to avoid non-refundable flights and other travel arrangements, and are not responsible for the costs of such arrangement in the event your tour is canceled. The travel insurance offered in conjunction with our tours covers the cost of your tour, but does not cover additional costs such as travel to and from your tour departure location, and hotel stays prior to or following your tour. Please consider purchasing additional insurance coverage if you have non-refundable travel arrangements.
Day 1: The Arizona Trail
Total Mileage: 14 miles
Terrain: 90% Singletrack, 10% Jeep Road
Camp: East Rim
Day 2: Arizona Trail, Saddle Mountain Wilderness
Total Mileage: 17 miles biking + 5 miles hiking
Terrain: 70% Singletrack, 30% Jeep Road, 30% Van Support
Camp: East Rim
Day 3: North Timp Point
Total Mileage: 25-31 miles
Terrain: 80% Jeep Road, 20% Singletrack, 70% Van Support
Camp: North Timp Point
Day 4: Rainbow Rim Trail
Total Mileage: 30 miles
Terrain: 100% Singletrack, No Van Support
Camp: North Timp Point
Day 5: Indian Hollow
Total Mileage: 12-15 miles
Terrain: 100% Jeep Road, 60% Van Support
Trip Cost Includes:
Two guides, all meals starting with lunch on the first day through lunch on the last day, support vehicle, snacks, first-aid, bike maintenance, community gear, and a souvenir shirts.
Trip Cost Does Not Include:
Airfare to and from our departure point, lodging before or after the tour, personal camping gear, rental bike, or gratuities to Escape Adventures guides. Tips to the guides are given at your discretion and based on the quality of your experience. We suggest 10-20% of your trip cost to be divided between the guides.
If you need to cancel your tour reservations, for any reason, our cancellation policy is as follows:
Cancellations up until 45 days prior to trip departure: You will receive a refund of what you have paid minus a $100 processing fee per person
Cancellations 44-31 days prior to trip departure: You will receive a refund of 50% of payments
Cancellations 30-15 days prior to trip departure: You will receive a refund of 15%
Cancellations 14-0 days prior to trip departure: No refund available
In order to keep our tours affordable and provide proper notice to our lodging partners, we must adhere to this timeline, no exceptions. After our refund deadline has passed we cannot provide a refund for any reason, including circumstances beyond your control such as weather-related travel delays, family emergency, or injury. There is also no partial refund if you arrive late to your tour, or depart early. Insurance agencies however, offer a full or partial refund in many circumstances if you purchase travel insurance to cover your tour. Payment in full is due 45 days prior to trip departure.
4 Day Tour: May 15-18, Jun 12-15, 26-29, Aug 21-24, 28-31 5 Day Tour: May 26-30, Jun 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30-Jul 4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28-Aug1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29, Sep 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-Oct 3, 6-10
4 days: May 15-18, Jun 12-15, Jun 26-29, Aug 21-24, Aug 28-Aug 31
5 Day Tour: May 26-30, Jun 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30-Jul 4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28-Aug1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29, Sep 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-Oct 3, 6-10
You can meet us at one of three convenient locations:
1. Meet us in St. George, UT at 10:30am MST at the Crystal Inn
2.Take the Escape Shuttle ($75 Round - Trip) from Las Vegas at 7am PST from the Element Hotel *(in Summerlin)
3. Meet us in Fredonia, AZ at 11am PST at the Cheveron Gas Station across the street from the USFS Forest Station.
Please notify our staff IN ADVANCE which pickup location you choose. We will only stop in Fredonia if the stop is requested.
We will return to St. George around 4pm on the last day, with Fredonia guests arriving around 1:30pm, and Vegas guests around 5pm.