|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|
|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).|
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.
|Hiking Permit Needed: None||Maximum Group Size:|
|Dogs Permitted: Yes, leashed||Horses Permitted: No|
|Cross-country Skiing Permitted:||Mountain Bikes Permitted: No|
|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.|
|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).|
|U.S.G.S. Quad Name(s): Gramma Springs and Jumpup Point||Office of Tourism Region: Grand Canyon Country|
Agency: Kaibab Plateau Visitors Center
HC 64, Highways AZ 67/US 89A
Jacob Lake, AZ 86022
|Web Site: http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/kai/oldrecreation/trnk_rang.html|
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