Winter Yaki Tour
- Distance: 6 miles (9.6km) round trip
- Duration: 2.5-3 hours
- Price: $52-$42
- Age: 13 + (Must fit small adult bike frame)
- Elevation: To Yaki Point +150 ft/ 46 M
- Road Type: Mostly flat greenways
- $50 adult+tax
- $40 child 16 and younger+ tax
- Gratuities not included
- Rental bicycle
- Rental helmet
- 2.5-3 hours interpretation
- 11:30am bike fitting, safety talk and paperwork
- 12:00pm tour departs
Please Note: Bike operations are closed from
January 5th – March 9th,2017. Reservations for the rest of the year still available online and by phone.
Winter brings the canyon’s most beautiful scenery. Bundle up and do this spectacular WINTER bike tour! Snow conditions permitting, guests will ride a Fat Bike. During dry conditions, guests will ride 7 spd cruiser bikes. The tour starts directly in front of the bike shop and travels the Greenway to leave crowds and cars behind. Immediately you will enjoy the freedom of cruising through the native forest looking for deer, elk and birds. After riding 1/2 mile you’ll approach your first incredible viewpoint in the serenity of a natural and quiet setting. The National Park Service has done a great job of constructing a trail that is close to the rim, but also a safe distance away, so you can feel comfortable admiring the view while riding the trail. Your tour will take you to Yaki point, and you’ll view and learn about the eastern buttes, temples and “Palisades of the Desert” along the way. Your guide’s topics will range from geology, to tribal history, botany and more!
Fat Bikes are Fun in Snow or Shine:
Our winter fat bike tours utilize the KHS Four Season 3000 bike as snow conditions allow. This versatile bike and it’s heavy treaded “fat tires” are especially designed to handle well in snowy and wet surfaces. You should be aware that Grand Canyon’s winter weather conditions vary greatly and there is no way to predict when snow will cover the ground. Dry conditions permitting we’ll utilize our 7 spd comfort cruiser bike. The great news is the Canyon is beautiful 365 days a year, so there’s no risk in signing up. PLEASE NOTE: Our Small(15″) Fat Bike will only fit riders 4’4″ in height.
We classify this as a “moderate” level tour. The path that this tour takes is a paved bike-only lane along the rim of Grand Canyon which is inherently “easy”. However, the Canyon is at 7000 ft above sea level. If snow covers the path the day of your tour you should be aware that the conditions combined with elevation may make the tour more difficult.
What to Wear:
Since this is a winter tour, you can expect to get cold. So come prepared! You should dress in layers and be covered from head to toe. We suggest thermal long underwear (both tops and bottoms) for your base layer, fleece mid layer and an insulated and wind breaking jacket for your top layer. Please wear a beanie to cover your ears, a neck warmer, scarf or balaclava that can cover your mouth and nose if needed and gloves are a must. Our shop does have a selection of gloves and beanies just in case you forget any of these items. Weather can fluctuate greatly at Grand Canyon during the winter. Temperatures rage from +50 down to -20 or below with wind chill. Bundling up is the key to making this chilly tour exhilarating and enjoyable! We will not run tours in extreme cold or when winter conditions affect visibility.
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Winter Bike Tour and Rental Reservations
Between November 1st, 2016 and January 9th, 2017 our bike shop will be open between 10am and 4pm daily. One Winter Yaki Tour will depart daily at noon. If you’d like to find out about availability in the meanwhile, you can call our reservations at 928-679-0992. Email any questions to: email@example.com