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    Mojo Riposte June Bug's Avatar
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    Grand Canyon Fat Tire Festival August 1-3

    Pricey, but looks like a well supported race or ride in a beautiful area on the (remote) North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Higher elevation should mean pleasant temps. Looks like part of the route includes the Rainbow Rim Trail.

    Aug. 1-3, 2014
    Grand Canyon Fat Tire Festival
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    I've ridden all of that plus some miles on the East side of Grand Canyon Highway...That 1st climb off of the highway is a bitch, steep and no air for my engine...

    Riding from the highway to Rainbow Rim...

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmhix/...7605593891249/

    Rainbow Rim...

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmhix/...7605633262211/

    If you are going to ride on the North Rim, you might as well enjoy it as I did with Magpie and not miss all of the beauty like you would in a race...

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    Mojo Riposte June Bug's Avatar
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    Yes, the Kaibab Plateau is such an amazing area. We went to ride the Rainbow Rim Trail and did not know about other trails (AZT) at the time.

    It did not have a "wilderness" feel to me (lots of logging roads), but I have never been in place that felt so absolutely remote from everything (even hiking in the Grand Canyon).
    Plus, you drive through some spectacular country just to get there.

    The Magpie people sound like a good option. Having somebody take care of the food and any shuttles would make everything so much easier.
    Another thing, the Kaibab Plateau is relatively high elevation (9200' at the highest point), so it is a good summer destination since heat isn't as much of a factor.
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