Off Road Trail Spotlight: Toroweap – Kanab – North Rim Trails

What’s better than spending a weekend exploring the outdoors and trails in this corner of the Southwest? How about camping out with a group of your friends?

We at Dixie 4 Wheel Drive often organize trail ride events to discover new trails in the area though we rarely camp out. However, some trails call for more investment, and that’s when spending a night outdoors comes in.

That’s part of the charm of some North Rim trails which give you a great alternative to the popular ones in Moab. Here you can easily organize a whole weekend outdoors, camping, exploring, discovering, and coming back to civilization feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Today’s highlighted trail allows you to do exactly that.

Toroweap Trail

If you’re planning a trip to the Toroweap Overlook, you should be prepared to spend a chunk of your day driving. Also referred to as Tuweep, this overlook is found within the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Its location along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon makes it the ideal place to view the sweeping vistas and mesmerizing scenery of the area.

It’s a long, desolate drive on the Toroweap trail, given that it stretches for 60 miles one way. The road is mostly graded with some rock ledges and tight sections with no bypasses. While most of the road is passable, the last 3 miles require skillful driving and there’s no way to do the last mile without 4WD. For ease of mind, ensure that you have a 4WD vehicle with tall tires and high ground clearance.

The scenery from the overlook certainly makes the long trip worth it. With dramatic views of the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and a sheer 3000ft drop, it’s easy to see why this has become a favorite spot for plenty of off-roaders.

To make the trip more memorable, you could consider camping out at the overlook. This will give you a chance to experience the stars, sunset, and sunrise away from the bustle of the city.

Trip Preparation

Keep in mind that this area is BLM property and you should adhere to the rules of responsible off-roading. This includes keeping to designated trails and speeds, packing out all your trash, and only camping in designated campsites. If camping out, beware that fires and firewood are prohibited so find alternative fuels to use.

The Toroweap Outlook is located in a remote area so it’s advisable to make the trip as part of a group. A map of the area is available from our online store. You can download it and use it to find your way around. There’s also no gas, food, lodging, Wi-Fi, or cell service in the area so ensure you carry suitable alternatives and enough supplies for your trip. Also, go prepared for any emergency.

You can contact Dixie 4 Wheel Drive for more tips on trails in the area or for any questions you have about customizing, modifying, or upgrading your 4WD. We look forward to serving you.

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