160.3 miles
18,345 ft
-18,342 ft
1.7 miles
High Point

Water can be scarce on the North Rim, plan accordingly!! The North Rim facilities at the Canyon are only open from May 15th - October 15th, closed in winter.

Best done as a CCW loop from Jacob Lake over 3 days. The first half of the ride is mostly forest roads, but they are scenic. Look for the petroglyphs in the first canyon, an old cabin near the Rainbow Rim and a few views to the west near Zion.

This route traverses the entire Rainbow Rim trail from west to east along the Canyon's edge. A rare treat for mountain bikers. Take the 5 mile detour down to Point Sublime and enjoy 270ยบ sweeping views of the Grand Canyon, arguably one of the best vantage points in the entire park. Re-supply at the North Rim they enjoy the final 50 miles back to Jacob Lake on the Arizona Trail. The short HAB efforts are rewarded with pristine singletrack through high alpine meadows. A stunning overlook at the East Rim viewpoint will stop you in your tracks. Even an old burn area has some rippin' trail.

Don't forget to grab a great post-ride meal & cookie at the Jacob Lake Inn.

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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
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  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Sublime Kaibab Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,129 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,631 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,633 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    70.3 miles
  • Distance down
    70.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    19.5 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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