A Grand Adventure: Exploring The Rainbow Rim

Follow Diamondback Athlete Eric Porter as he takes his family through the time-honored tradition of the family road trip. Hop aboard your favorite ride and let’s explore the trails.

Eric’s main objective was to find somewhere he could have the canyon to ourselves, but also somewhere with great mountain biking for his family. Since you can’t ride singletrack in most national parks, that narrowed it down to the North Rim and the Rainbow Rim trails. 

The Rainbow Rim trail sits in the Kaibab National Forest and is built and maintained through volunteer work and close partnerships among the National Forest, local trail groups, and IMBA. Cyclists compose the majority of the trail’s users, but it is also used by hikers and horseback riders. However, access to the trail requires work; it’s a couple of hours on mostly dirt roads from the closest town, and four-wheel drive is strongly recommended. 

Fortunately, there is dispersed camping in the area around the trails, but there are no organized campsites. If you have the time and patience, the Rainbow Rim trail is a must.

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