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Offline climbhigher

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Gran Canyon
« on: October 17, 2007, 04:37:10 PM »
I haven't been to Gran Canyon in many years and I was wondering if it is still open.  The number that is posted a number of places on the internet is disconnected.  If they are open and someone had a phone number, that would be great. 

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Re: Gran Canyon
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 04:48:38 PM »
http://www.nps.gov/grca/


Here is the link to the Grand Canyon National Forest.

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Re: Gran Canyon
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2007, 04:56:40 PM »
He's talking about the Gran Canyon MTB park from days gone by.

The last time I rode there was for a race in 2001. Dave Berger had to clear all the trails he used for the race. At that time the owner had embraced frisbee golfers, quit maintaining the MTB trails and the MTB riders quit going there. That's still the case as far as I know.

Man, I loved that place. Talk about a place to build some skillz...

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Re: Gran Canyon
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2007, 05:07:48 PM »
I heard about this place somewhere up at Brooksville but did not have a chance to check it.
Try this page http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Falls/3939/grancnyn.html let us know if its still open.

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Re: Gran Canyon
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007, 05:18:38 PM »
Don't I feel silly!! :P

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Re: Gran Canyon
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2007, 05:55:35 AM »
I thought Gregg was being a wise azzzz? ;D    Yeah, I don't think that place is open anymore.  Wow...that's a blast from the past.
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Re: Gran Canyon
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2007, 08:06:21 AM »
I think I've seen a sign somewhere along I-75 (may have been somewhere else) for a "Grand Canyon".  But where was this place?


Gregg,
Going from the North rim down to the colorado river and up to the south rim... then back... would probably have to follow donkey trails but I am sure there is plenty of MTB'ing that still open out there.  6,000 ft of climbing streight up in one shot... major skillz for sure!    ;D ;D

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Re: Gran Canyon
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2007, 10:27:07 AM »
I think I've seen a sign somewhere along I-75 (may have been somewhere else) for a "Grand Canyon".  But where was this place?

Gran Canyon was very close to Croom trailhead #3, off of Mondon Hill Road.

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Re: Gran Canyon
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2007, 11:50:10 AM »

Gregg,
Going from the North rim down to the colorado river and up to the south rim... then back... would probably have to follow donkey trails but I am sure there is plenty of MTB'ing that still open out there.  6,000 ft of climbing streight up in one shot... major skillz for sure!    ;D ;D


Sounds a little precarious to me? I bet the view is awsome!

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Re: Gran Canyon
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2007, 12:33:48 AM »
Going from the North rim down to the colorado river and up to the south rim... then back... would probably have to follow donkey trails but I am sure there is plenty of MTB'ing that still open out there.  6,000 ft of climbing streight up in one shot... major skillz for sure!    ;D ;D

The view is awesome, but the last person to ride their bike though the grand canyon spent several days in jail because it's illegal to ride a bike or use a motorized vehicle below the rim. Which isn't to say that it wouldn't be fun, but I really really wouldn't wanna ride those last 3 miles up the bright angel, or skeleton pass on south kaibab. Mucho pain.
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Re: Gran Canyon
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2008, 11:50:27 PM »
There is a movement already. That place rocked!! Raced many times there back in the day.
Please help spread the word...

 

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