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The Kaibab Forest is one of six National Forests in Arizona operating under the care of the USDA Forest Service
and here to serve our visitors at work and play! Whether it's a visit to Sycamore Canyon, Kendrick Mountain or Kanab Creek,
visitors will not be disappointed with the natural pleasures that await in the Kaibab National Forest.
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Grand Canyon Guided Tours
Our most Popular Grand Canyon Tour
In many places, these tours traverse terrain of the Kaibab Forest:
Helicopter Tour - 45-minute flight from Las Vegas lands in the canyon bottom for a champagne picnic.
3-Day Sedona / Grand Canyon Tour - Combines backcountry jeep, rail and helicopter tours
of the most prominent landmarks of the Sonoran Desert.
West Rim Tour - Combo helicopter ride to canyon bottom for river boat ride.
Northern Arizona Guided Coach Tour - Daylong bus trip visits Grand Canyon, Navajo Country, Sedona and scenic Oak Creek Canyon
Kaibab National Forest
800 South Sixth Street, Williams, AZ 86046;
928-635-8200; Forest Website;
Kaibab Forest Ranger Districts
Williams Ranger District - Forest Region south of Williams AZ
Tusayan Ranger District - Forest Region south of Grand Canyon
North Kaibab Ranger District - Forest Region north of Grand Canyon
Camping in Kaibab Forest
More than 150,000 visitors stay at the developed campgrounds of the forest each year. Cataract Lake, Dogtown Lake, Kaibab Lake, and White Horse Lake campgrounds
are operated under Forest Service Permit by Southwest Recreation.
Fishing in Kaibab Forest
All streams located on the Williams Ranger District are intermittent (i.e., flow only part of the year) and are not suitable for sport fishing.
Fishing here occurs at lakes, many of which have developed campgrounds nearby. Some people do fish at a few of the larger tanks, including J. D. Dam, Perkins,
Hells Canyon and Bar Cross Tanks. With the exception of J. D. Dam, all these are warm water fisheries.
Historic Sites in Kaibab Forest
Most archeological remains on the Kaibab National Forest south of Grand Canyon are between 1,200 and 850 years old, a period when people lived in
semi-subterranean pit houses and stone houses, made pottery, and grew crops. The Cohonina culture was most prominent in what is now the Williams area.
The Kayenta Anasazi shared the south rim of the Grand Canyon with the Cohonina. Both cultures first appeared in about AD 700 and disappeared, for unknown reasons,
by about AD 1150.
Trails in Kaibab Forest
Hikers and riders will find solitude, wildlife viewing and scenic views a plenty on this portion of the Kaibab National Forest .
Wildlife in Kaibab Forest
In the late afternoon and early evening, or during the early hours of the morning, you stand your best chance of catching a glimpse of some of the many different
wild birds and animals that live on the Kaibab National Forest. These are prime feeding and watering times for elk, deer, antelope, turkey, hawks, owls, bear, bobcat,
eagles, and javelina, all of which can be seen in some parts of the Forest.
Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Area
The Sycamore Canyon Wilderness borders the forest on the south. Much of this area is in the Coconino National Forest, but parts of it also lie within the
Prescott and Kaibab National Forests. Access is available from the north, south and east. The Sycamore Rim Trail follows the Mogollon Rim along the northern border of the
Wilderness. This 11-mile trail is roughly circular, passing through the natural areas of Pomeroy Tanks, the Lily Ponds and Sycamore Canyon Vista.
Flagstaff Area National Monuments:
These sites preserve many indian ruins and unique geological formations:
Walnut Canyon - Indian Ruins
Wupatki - Indian Ruins
Sunset Crater - Extinct Volcano
Grand Canyon Railway
Vintage locomotives and classic train cars take you across ever-changing terrain to
the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Onboard are strolling musicians, cowboys and refreshments.
Museum at the restored 1908 Williams Depot covers railroading history.
The 1910 Grand Canyon depot is built of pine logs.
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Sedona Arroyo Roble Hotel
Best Western Vacation Resort
|A variety of beautiful golf courses can be found close to the hotel and are perfect for year round golfing. Hotel guests will find Sedona an ideal location for a day-trip to the Grand Canyon. A complimentary extended continental breakfast is served daily.
Grand Canyon Squire Inn
Best Western Vacation Resort
Location: South Rim overlook close to Train Depot;
|Situated only one and a half miles from the entrance to northern Arizona's Grand Canyon, this getaway offers all of the great customer service and comfortable accommodations guests deserve.
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