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Old 05-14-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
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Driving to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

Yes, you can!

It's an all dirt 21 mile drive on Diamond Creek Road. It leaves from Peach Spring on old Rt 66 on the Hualapai Reservation. A permit is required, and can be purchased at the hotel in Peach Springs.

We took off the Freedom panels about noon at 82 degrees. An hour later it was 98 degrees, and we were parked on the sand of the Colorado River at 1330'. The road drops 4000 feet in elevation. My wife had a great time driving down in her '12 JKUR. The scenery is spectacular to say the least!

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Nice...Would love to see more pictures.

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Nice...Would love to see more pictures.
One more trip to add to my list of places to go.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:33 AM   #5
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I researched that last year and added it on my to do list.Thanks for the report as it moves it up a notch or two.
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Sweet, I thought there was only one way to ride to the bottom.

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We were there a few weeks ago. Did you see these?
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Yes, you can!

It's an all dirt 21 mile drive on Diamond Creek Road. It leaves from Peach Spring on old Rt 66 on the Hualapai Reservation. A permit is required, and can be purchased at the hotel in Peach Springs.

We took off the Freedom panels about noon at 82 degrees. An hour later it was 98 degrees, and we were parked on the sand of the Colorado River at 1330'. The road drops 4000 feet in elevation. My wife had a great time driving down in her '12 JKUR. The scenery is spectacular to say the least!

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WOW!!! I had no clue that was possible. It's now at the top of my "to do" list. Thank you!!!
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:25 PM   #9
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We were there a few weeks ago. Did you see these?
Nope, not much was moving other than birds.
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Nice...Would love to see more pictures.

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Don't know if the OP has any but here's one more.
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Nice! I'm only 4 hrs away. Looks like a great idea for a vacation. Do they let you camp over night at the bottom? Thanks for the pics.
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Wow. I now know what I MUST DO next year, as we were already discussing going to the Grand Canyon anyway. We want to stop at Meteor Crater as well...but I doubt they let you drive to the bottom of that.
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wow, i had no idea that it was possible to drive into the canyon! holy crap, i need to plan a road trip.. florida to arizona. i can think of a few places to wheel along the way too!
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:46 PM   #18
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where does the permit fee go to? The rangers?
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The road is on the Hualapai Tribal Reservation. I'm sure the funds help maintain the road. It is a fun place to stop. The lodge there looks real clean also. I don't know if they allow camping at the bottom.
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Cool, thanks.
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Great place to ride!
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Great place to ride!
that might be an understatement! man, that's worth the trip! anyone up for a convoy to the grand canyon?
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The road is on the Hualapai Tribal Reservation. I'm sure the funds help maintain the road. It is a fun place to stop. The lodge there looks real clean also. I don't know if they allow camping at the bottom.
they do let you camp on the bottom, just get a permit, have some friends
that went a few years ago.
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Nice! Can't wait to go camping there. It's only 4hrs from me.
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Wow amazing pics that's defiantly something every jeep owner should do
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That looks like another thing for the bucket list!
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Don't know if the OP has any but here's one more.
Is that Toroweap overlook? If so, I've been there. Walking near the edge is a little scary but the views are absolutely breathtaking. Still need to do the drive down to the river though, one of these days.
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that might be an understatement! man, that's worth the trip! anyone up for a convoy to the grand canyon?
Put me on the list....could be up for that t02.
Hiked halfway to the bottom last year and the smell of all the mule dung broiling in the afternoon sun about brought us to our knees. Driving jeeps would be much better.
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Is that Toroweap overlook? If so, I've been there. Walking near the edge is a little scary but the views are absolutely breathtaking. Still need to do the drive down to the river though, one of these days.
Yes it is. Went to so many places that trip I got the two mixed up. That is a fun drive also.

Here are a couple more form the bottom trip.



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Awesome! Now I know where I'm heading on my next road trip! Thanks for the pictures!

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