Passage #42 - Kaibab Plateau North

Sign along the trail Location:  US 89A to Winter Road

Length:  16.4 miles

Southern Trailhead:  Orderville Trailhead
- GPS Coordinates:  36.73646° N, 112.18889° W
- Access: From Jacob Lake, head east on US 89A for 2.2 miles, then turn right (south) on FR 205. The trailhead is on the left in 50 yards.

Northern Access Point:  Winter Road
- GPS Coordinates:  36.91780° N, 112.10705° W
- Access: From US 89A, at House Rock Road, 13.7 miles east of Jacob Lake, turn north on House Rock Road for 15.6 miles to Winter Road (BLM Road 1025). Turn left (west) on Winter Road for 3.7 miles to the AZT, where a large metal AZT sign indicates the trailhead.

Trail Route Description:  Throughout this passage the route follows Trail #101 and it begins at the Orderville Canyon Trailhead on Highway 89A. After crossing the highway the trail curves to the east and then heads north. It parallels FR 249 for a while and then crosses it. The trail heads in a northeast direction until it crosses FR 249 again. From here it heads north again and then begins a descent off of the plateau. It follows a drainage and passes Government Reservoir. It continues descending and heading north-northeast, passing Summit Valley and then leveling out and coming up next to BLM road #1025. This is Winter Road and the passage ends where the trail crosses it.

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.

Northern part of the passage Notes/Warnings:

  • All water along this passage should be purified prior to use.
  • The Arizona Trail is marked with brown fiberglass posts with a Kaibab Plateau Trail decal near the top.


  • USGS Topographic Maps: Jacob Lake, Cooper Ridge, Buck Pasture Canyon and Coyote Buttes.
  • Kaibab National Forest map.
  • BLM Information Center maps.

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