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Kaibab National Forest

U.S. 89A/AZ 67, Jacob Lake, AZ
928/643-7298
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Jacob Lake
Type: Forests, National Parks, Bodies of Water
Activities: Biking, Viewing wildlife, Horseback riding, Picnicking, Hiking
Description: Parkland consisting of more than 1.5 million acres that border the north and south rims of Grand Canyon National Park.
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I had a great time hikEing around the lake and on this small moutain there I was out there all day riding bikes and fishing and kayaking it is a wonderful park a must go to

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Our trip was at the end of September. We took several routes along scenic routes on our way to the North Rim of he Grand Canyon. Early frost burned most of the foliage killing autumn color prior to our visit. Great drives, beautiful scenery, clear air, next time we'll go earlier in the season.

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seattle
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134 reviews 134 reviews
83 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This forest goes on forever. There are alot of scenic pull outs as well as stops to take photos. Gas services and food are minimal - Top your tank off is a must. Does have some steep grades in areas.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The park was shutdown this trip and we did 8 days of hiking in the forest area and found it to be as beautiful and awe inspiring as the national park and quite a bit quieter too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The forest starts on the South Rim of the Canyon, continues on the North Rim. The North side is way different than South. Trees on the South side are shorter, "shrubbier" but plenty of deer/elk wildlife. North is towering pines and meadows; also full of deer and if lucky, you'll see the bison (near North Rim entrance of Canyon). All... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We love nature, love the forest, love Smokey Bear. What's not to love about ponderosa pines, cedars, pinyon, russian olive and cliff roses? We stayed in a national forest campground on the Kaibab Plateau for two weeks and had an excellet time camping & hiking. Fire restrictions are very high this year and for good reason.

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Santa Rosa, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Good roads through Ponderosa forests, meadows of wildflowers, en route to the less-frequently visited North Rim. Drive takes about 50-60 minutes; possible stops for pictures, a soda or snack at the one small market en route (near Kaibab Lodge). Very enjoyable.

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Mesa, AZ
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48 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Dispersed camping is allowed in the Kaibab National Forest. If you choose to camp in the Kaibab National Forest you may be the only people in the area. Peaceful, quiet, beautiful. Before you do this, stop at the Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center at Jacob Lake. Get road conditions, fire conditions, and info on the Dispersed Camping process. Basically, you may... More

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Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We camped in Ten-X campground, which is just outside of the town of Tusayan on the South Rim for two nights. The sites are large and level and can accommodate large motor homes.There are few amenities however the beauty of your surroundings should be amenity enough! There are vault toilets near to the sites that were surprisingly clean. Should you... More

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Everett
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This was so much better than we expected. The sites are gravel, but clean and well-placed for some privacy. The camp hosts were welcoming and active, making patrols every half hour or so in the evening, not intrusive, but aware and ready to help as needed. The pit toilets were surprisingly clean , and the camp hosts had taken extra... More

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