Passage #40 - Kaibab Plateau South
Length: 20.7 miles
Southern Access Point: Kaibab National Forest boundary
Northern Access Point: Telephone Hill
Trail Route Description: This passage begins at the Kaibab National Forest boundary. At the 0.3 mile mark it intersects with FR 610 and begins following Trail #101. The trail heads north past Sourdough Well following Upper North Canyon, and then out of the canyon and along a ridge. At Crystal Spring it climbs a drainage and traverses the rim to East Rim View. From here the trail crosses FR 610 at Dog Canyon, then descends the east ridge of Tater Canyon. Climbing west the trail crosses FR 131, FR 221, FR 213, and then follows an aspen-covered ridge. Crossing the DeMotte Burn area, the trail descends steeply, crossing a valley and then descending to the north overlooking Pleasant Valley. The trail then passes Little Pleasant Valley, Little Round Valley and Crane Lake. It parallels Highway 67 and then ascends Telephone Hill where it ends at the intersection of FR 241.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Season(s): Spring, Summer and Fall (current weather forecast)
Water: Water sources are scarce and unreliable on the Kaibab Plateau. Check with the Forest Service for current conditions.
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