Abineau-Bear Jaw Trail
Do you want to look at the Grand Canyon without driving another hour to the South Rim? If the answer is yes, get ready for a heart ponding beautiful hike that makes you not miss the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains. This trail has old growth trees, and makes you feel like you can achieve anything in live after you are done. You will see how powerful an avalanche can be ¾ of the way up the trail.
In 35 years, I have never seen one of the local Black Bears, but evidently the are around. The Forest Service will tell you they want nothing to do with you.
It’s a 7-mile hike round trip. We meet at the parking lot. If you have a car, you can make it on the dirt road, just go slow. The drive just to the trail is gorgeous. Your guide will be waiting for you, or in this case perhaps the guide can wait for you when you turn right of the highway.
The first part of trail you see amazing Ponderosa Pines, then, the trail narrows up, heading straight up not wasting time. The National Forest Service says it over a 1800 foot gain in elevation. After 3.5 miles you will reach out outdoor yoga studio. Total time 4 to 5 hours depending on stopping or taking photographs, its always your call on time.
As usual your guide will meet you at the trail head wearing a backpack with yoga mats attached and holding an ASU Umbrella.
- 1 Person = $200
- 2 People = $200
- 3 People = $225
- 4 People = $250
- 5 People = $275
- 6 People = $300
- $25 for Each Additional Person
- Parking Cost: Free
- Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult - (Should Be For Some One That Exercises Often)
- Hike Duration: 240 to 300 minutes
- Location: About 25 miles north of Flagstaff on paved and graveled roads.
- Directions: Drive northwest of Flagstaff on US 180 for 19.5 miles and turn right on FR 151 (Hart Prairie Rd.). Drive 1.5 mile and turn left on FR 418. Drive 3 miles to FR 9123J. Turn right (south) on FR 9123J and drive 1.2 miles to the trailhead.
- GPS: 35°23'33.0"N 111°40'12.7"W