The Tusayan Tussle

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The Tusayan Tussle

When: 8am August 31 2019

Where: North parking lot area of the IMAX in Tusayan, AZ

The route: Start and finish in Tusayan at the IMAX parking lot. This will be an out and back entirely on the Arizona Trail to Russell Tank. The ride will be approximately 60ish miles.  This ride covers a majority of the Arizona Trail Passages #36 and #37. You can review the route on the Arizona Trail Associations website ( I also encourage everyone to join the ATA.

***The route will pass by the Grandview Lookout tower, which you will be required to climb; take a picture with your phone and continue on route either coming or going.

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Details:  There is primitive camping is located just a short 1 mile from Tusayan on FR 302. I plan to secure a large are where everyone can camp. Additionally, Tusayan has lots of options for accommodations.

There will be a water/snack station at the Russell Tank Trailhead turnaround. Donations of items are encouraged for the aid station. It will likely be an unmanned aid station unless we have a volunteer. Otherwise, I will drop off items on Friday and pick back up on Sunday. Being this is a holiday weekend it will provide a great opportunity to bring the family and/or friends to go check out the Grand Canyon.

Tusayan has many food options for after the ride. Pizza, Mexican, steak house etc.

Registration opens a month before the event.