Originally Posted by NSFW
north rim is closed from oct 15 to may 15 for winter.
weather permitting, we plan to go back this november and conquer elbow canyon on our small bikes....
and about the same time frame we'll be back next year. many of the riders commented we don't have to change anything, it was ride where everything fell in the right places....haha
maybe add another 2 days.
We have hit some snow on the south side a few times. We start in Fountain Hills where it's around 1,000ft elevation, 80-90F in the heat of the day...as we head north, the elevation goes up, temps drop fast...we'll be around 9,000 foot by day 2...snow and cold hitting us...then it drops back down in elevation until we hit the rim and decent temps...We did the ride in April one year, the drifts in the mountains were around 2 to 3 feet and miles long... That year I had my KTM250EXC and it was a blast cutting through the snow on it.