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Brandenburg4th 08-20-2012 12:43 PM

First time seeing it. Taking a brand new 2012 Jeep Wrangler. Going to be at the west rim. Any advice, tips, places I should go?

htkrph 08-20-2012 04:45 PM

Take pics so we can see...

JustJeepers 08-20-2012 04:56 PM

I've been to the North & South Rims. It's great hiking!! I would love to go back in my TJ down to Tuweep. :)

NemoOCC 08-20-2012 05:00 PM

Just visited Tuweep/Toroweap last month. It was an awesome experience - only saw three other people while there. There are lots of other places to check out on the way to Toroweap and it's a place most people will never get to see.

jquinn83 08-20-2012 05:40 PM

So jealous. Grand Canyon is currently #1 on my bucket list. Have fun and bring back pics.

Brandenburg4th 08-20-2012 05:56 PM

I'm new to this forum and I'm using the app. Where/how can I post pics where y'all will see them?

Brandenburg4th 08-20-2012 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by htkrph
Take pics so we can see...

I'm new to this forum and I'm using the app. How cab I post pics where y'all will see them?

JustJeepers 08-20-2012 09:19 PM

How bad were the roads? The Grand Canyon's website makes it out to be really bad? I guess I should ask what size tire you got too...

NemoOCC 08-20-2012 10:34 PM

The route we took was 61 miles of gravel road and only the last 10-12 miles were rough enough to require high clearance and decent tires. The rocks can be sharp enough to cut a tire. Four wheel drive is not required. Just be prepared with plenty of food, water and fuel because there are no services, cell phone coverage or water sources. It is rated as one of the most remote areas in the lower 48 and the nearest hospital is in St. George which is 120 miles away. It's well worth the trip.

Geoscene 08-20-2012 11:20 PM

Have fun! This is from last year:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7175/6...28dc19ce_b.jpg
Canyon Symmetry (MG_1125) by E=mcSCOW, on Flickr

JustJeepers 08-21-2012 09:48 AM

Thanks for the info!! Gotta look into making another road trip out there in the future!

Geoscene 08-21-2012 12:29 PM

Toroweap is on my list to visit. The view of the river from there is fantastic!

bbtj 08-21-2012 05:30 PM

If you haven't already, you might check out this thread: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f24/dri...on-160172.html.

Brandenburg4th 08-21-2012 07:19 PM

We stopped in Roswell Yesterday for our share of UFO fun. Grand Canyon tomorrow. We are staying near the west rim, 45 miles from Diamond Creek road which is the only road down into the canyon. We'll keep you updated. Thanks for all the info and replies!

Brandenburg4th 08-21-2012 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JustJeepers
How bad were the roads? The Grand Canyon's website makes it out to be really bad? I guess I should ask what size tire you got too...

Haven't got there yet. But I have a 3" suspension lift and 35" tires. I should be good.

JeffC 03-24-2013 10:33 PM

Anyone have updates from their Grand Canyon trips?

We're making plans for a loop from Tucson to Sedona/Jerome to Grand Canyon to Las Vegas and then home to Tucson.

I'd appreciate any feedback or tips!

no clue 03-25-2013 06:11 PM

Toroweap is awesome, no guard rails! When you leave, take the trail that goes by Mt Trumbull.

EquinsuOcha 03-26-2013 05:11 PM

Awesome. I'm in the same position as you just 2 weeks later. We were originally planning on going to Tuweep but decided that we will be going to the South Rim for 2 nights and 1 night to Havasu Falls. Pretty excited for this trip! Spent $1,300 just preparing my new Jeep for it.

Looking forward to the pictures.

Outdoors 05-14-2013 07:24 PM

I will make this trip as well. I have two upgrades left, Installing my winch, and the purchase of a Genright fuel tank. then by next year I will be ready. So keep us informed of this trip or experience people could share for us on planning to go.

Volcomti 05-15-2013 04:06 PM

Sounds like a pretty cool trip!

Noir4X4 07-25-2013 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geoscene (Post 2706017)
Have fun! This is from last year:


Canyon Symmetry (MG_1125) by E=mcSCOW, on Flickr

Gorgeous shot!

Lil Dozer 07-25-2013 03:04 PM

I also am heading to grand canyon in 2weeks -- Shreveport to Carlsbad, roswell, south rim grand canyon -- then road to bottom of canyon , next to hover dam then on to vegas -- running 2.5 lift and 33s hope all goes well

Lil Dozer 07-25-2013 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EquinsuOcha (Post 3555728)
Awesome. I'm in the same position as you just 2 weeks later. We were originally planning on going to Tuweep but decided that we will be going to the South Rim for 2 nights and 1 night to Havasu Falls. Pretty excited for this trip! Spent $1,300 just preparing my new Jeep for it.

Looking forward to the pictures.

would love to know what you learn on your havasu falls trip -- on my plans for next year on way to california


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