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Grand Canyon Road trip.

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by redryder, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Mar 12, 2019 at 5:55 AM
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    redryder

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    Wanting to go om a road trip to the Canyon this May. Can you guys recommend some good spots to do some light off roading. I will most likely be solo for the trip.
     
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  2. Mar 12, 2019 at 6:00 AM
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    Casper421

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    :popcorn: Can’t help you out but plan to visit the G.C. in the fall, so im fallowing.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2019 at 4:43 PM
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    marlin39a

    marlin39a I’m a dumbass.

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    Well, I'm sure I can. The Grand Canyon is close to me, I go there often. Are you camping, or towing an RV? How long are you going to be in the area? I've lived here for 20 yrs and can be of assistance for sure.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:40 AM
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    I did a trip out to Arizona a few years back and after a little research there are definitely four places you must see depending on how much time you have. I had one week to kill. For you Arizona people, correct me if I'm wrong.
    1 The Grand Canyon(of course)
    2 Upper Antelope Canyon (do the tour)
    3 Sedona Arizona (the town and outskirts are Amazing)
    4 The Apache Trail(one of the best light off road trails in Arizona. Take your time. Very scenic)
    I was able to do all this by getting an early start every morning. A lot of driving but, we'll worth it
     
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  5. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:49 AM
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    Hold the phone. You said:

    1) May
    2) solo
    3) Arizona
    4) off-roading

    Brother, unless you're the next Bear Grylls, that's a recipe for disaster. The desert is no joke -- even the high desert. Please reconsider changing at least one of the four things in that list.
     
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    I say change #2
     
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    Change number 4) Light off roading
     
  8. Mar 15, 2019 at 4:20 AM
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    If I do any off roading it will be very mild trail. I'm trying to not go solo it just depends on if my buddy catches a break from flight school. I'm definitely not camping solo.
     
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  9. Mar 15, 2019 at 5:18 AM
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    Sunnier

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Camping isn't the dangerous part; but breaking down in the heat of summer could get you in a mess.

    If you're near the Grand Canyon, check out Flagstaff for mountains and shade, and Monument Valley is filled with super easy off-road (and even the pavement is poorly maintained and can be fun :rolleyes:). Most of it is 2WD with a high clearance vehicle (any stock 3rd gen Tundra). REMOTE THOUGH; whether or not you take a buddy, carry at least a gallon of water per day per person, portable shade and hats (in case you break down or have to hike), and fill up your tank every time you encounter a gas station. Absolutely beautiful landscape though, so totally worth it!
     
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  10. Mar 15, 2019 at 5:25 AM
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    and a cb radio or something similar. You can't rely on cell phones.
     
  11. Mar 15, 2019 at 8:51 AM
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    I've seen YouTube vids that suggest the North Rim has way more off-roading than the south. There should be MVUMs for Kaibab Nat'l Forest.
     
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  12. Mar 15, 2019 at 8:59 AM
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    Same for ideas
    :pccoffee:
     
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