Jumpup Canyon
The Canyon
Rank: #5 Canyon Depth: 2,480 ft.
Rim Elevation: 5,680 ft. Stream Elevation: 3,200 ft.
Vegetation: Semi-arid and desert Frequently Seen Animals: Deer, bighorn sheep, snakes.
Hiking Season: Spring, fall to early winter  
The Trail
Name: Ranger Trail #41 Difficulty: Difficult (length and elevation change)
Length of Hike (r/t):  9.3 miles Trail Elevation Change: 2,160 ft.
Trail Low Point: 3,840 ft.  Trail High Point:  5,580 ft.
Water: Lower Jumpup Spring near mouth of Jumpup Canyon (purify first).  
Tips: The trail is located within the Kanab Creek Wilderness. 

The recommended AZ20-20 turnaround point for this trail is the junction with the Jumpup/Nail Trail #8, near Lower Jumpup Spring. 

The Jumpup Canyon hike can be combined with the Kanab Canyon (via Slide Canyon and Snake Gulch) hike. Continuing on the Jumpup-Ranger Trail #41 past its junction with the Nail Trail and turning north (right) up Kanab Creek, it is a total of 17 miles on #41 to where you turn right onto the Kanab Creek/Snake Gulch Trail #59. From there it is a couple of miles (no exact estimate available) to the junction with the Slide Canyon trail, where you turn right, and continue for maybe 7-8 miles to the Slide Canyon trailhead. However, be aware that Slide Canyon Trail #58 is not signed or maintained, so exercise caution and bring good USGS topo maps and a compass and know how to use them. From the Slide Canyon trailhead it is approximately 5 miles on FR 423 to return to the Ranger trailhead. Allow 3-4 days to complete this approximately 32 mile loop.
Guidelines
Hiking Permit Needed: None Maximum Group Size: 
Dogs Permitted: Yes, leashed Horses Permitted: No
Cross-country Skiing Permitted:  Mountain Bikes Permitted: No
Swimming:   
Safety Tips: This trail is in a remote area, with high summer temperatures, and extremely rugged terrain. It is therefore recommended that specific and current information be obtained from the Visitor Center.
The Drive
General Location: North Rim Trailhead Accessible to Low-Clearance Vehicles: 4WD or Truck recommended, and may not be passable in early spring.
Nearest Town: Jacob Lake  
Directions: 1/4 mile south of the Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center on AZ 67, turn right on Forest Development Road (FDR) 461 for 5.5 miles to FDR 462, turn right and go 3 miles to FDR 22. Turn left on FDR 22 and go about 8.5 miles to FDR 447. Turn right on FDR 447 and go 4 miles to FDR 427; then turn right on FDR 427 and go 0.3 mile to FDR 234. turn left and go 7 miles to FDR 423. Turn left to the end of the road at Jumpup Cabin (about 0.8 mile). 
More Information
U.S.G.S. Quad Name(s): Gramma Springs and Jumpup Point Office of Tourism Region: Grand Canyon Country
County: Coconino Managing Agency: Kaibab Plateau Visitors Center
HC 64, Highways AZ 67/US 89A
Jacob Lake, AZ 86022
Voice: 928-643-7298
Web Site: http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/kai/oldrecreation/trnk_rang.html

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