The Tusayan Tussle

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The Tusayan Tussle

When: Different start time: The 100 event will start at 6:00 a.m. The 60 mile event will start at 7:00 a.m. on August 26, 2023

Where: The start/ finish will be on Forest Road 302 located on the south end of Tusayan, half a mile east from the roundabout on Hwy 64.

Lots of parking and lots of camping options right at the start/finish area on both sides of FR302.


The route: This year’s edition of the Tussle will be a loop rather than the out and back as last year. The route will be ridden in a counterclockwise fashion with the route consisting of 25 miles of scenic remote forest service roads, 35 miles on the Arizona Trail and 1 mile of asphalt/concrete riding through Tusayan back to the finish.

****Grandview Lookout will be on the route approximately 16 miles from the finish with a requirement to climb it. The views are worth the climb up. If you fear heights, you don’t have to climb it. ******* Time bonus for the ones that climb it. Selfie pic for proof******

Fully self-supported ride. Russell tank has water and can be filtered if needed. There will be NO water drop unless we have a volunteer drop and pick up at Russell Tank. Russell tank should have plenty of water for filtering with all the monsoon activity.

GPX file for the 60-mile Option

GPX file for the 100-mile Option  (updated7/29/2022)

Please sign-up below with the link as well as commenting if you are interested in camping a 1-2 nights.