Kaibab National Forest Tours
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This huge 1.6 million-acre National Forest park, divided into three distinct sections both north and south of the Grand Canyon, is more than just juniper, spruce and pine forest as the name implies—it is also comprised of grassland prairies, rocky riverbeds, scrubland and peaks like Kendrick Mountain at 10,418 feet.
Popular for its Grand Canyon-esque ecosystems without the crowds, the first decision visitors will have to make is which section to visit. The Williams District in the far south is home to the park’s visitor, which carries maps and brochures of area activities, while the Tusayan District abutting the southern edge of Grand Canyon National Park has popular hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails through its varied elevation. The North Kaibab District—bisected by the Kaibab Plateau-North Rim Scenic Byway (State Highway 67), past sinkhole ponds and Ponderosa pines—is the largest area and stretches most of the way to Utah.
In total, the forest area boasts six campgrounds and more than 300 trail options affording chances to glimpse whitetail deer, elk, turkey or coyote. Three historic cabins—Hull Cabin in the Tusayan District, Jumpup Cabin in North Kaibab and Spring Valley Cabin in the Williams District—are available for rent. Several Grand Canyon helicopter and plane tours departing from the airport in Tusayan afford the chance to double-dip and take in the National Forest en route to the Grand Canyon’s grandeur.
Unless you have a specific trail or activity in mind, the Williams and Forest Service Visitor Center is a good place to start. It’s open daily from 8 a.m. til 6:30 p.m. in the summer and from 8 a.m. til 5 p.m. in the off-season.
Address: 800 S 6th St, Williams, Arizona 86046, USA
Hours: Open daily from 8 a.m. til 6:30 p.m. in the summer and from 8 a.m. til 5 p.m. in the off-season.
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Kaibab National Forest
Take an exhilarating helicopter flight that whisks you from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim to the North Rim. Through the ECO-Star helicopter’s panoramic windows, see the world's largest ponderosa pines in Kaibab National Forest and the mighty Colorado River. Snap photos of the Painted Desert, Desert View Watchtower, Marble Canyon, and Point Imperial before your return flight takes you through the dramatic backdrop of the Dragon Corridor. Choose from a wide selection of departure times to suit your schedule.
This thrilling 25-minute helicopter flight whisks you from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim over the Kaibab National Forest. Through the ECO-Star helicopter’s panoramic windows, you’ll see the world's largest ponderosa pines and the roaring Colorado River while en route to the North Rim. Snap photos of Vishnu Schist and the Tower of Ra rock formation before your return flight takes you back through the dramatic backdrop of the Dragon Corridor. Choose from a wide selection of departure times to suit your schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Kaibab National Forest hours of operation?
Kaibab National Forest hours of operation: Open daily from 8 a.m. til 6:30 p.m. in the summer and from 8 a.m. til 5 p.m. in the off-season.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Kaibab National Forest?
The best ways to experience Kaibab National Forest are:
- 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona
- 25-minute Grand Canyon Dancer Helicopter Tour from Tusayan, Arizona
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