Tuweep Grand Canyon
Tuweep, also known as Toroweap is one of Grand Canyon National Parks least visited places. Located off the North Rim of the western Grand Canyon the closest towns are Fredonia, AZ and Kanab, UT. Named after the Toroweap formation in Toroweap Valley, it is mostly sagebrush and high desert on the drive to the rim of the Grand Canyon. Off the main dirt road is a maze of side roads with access to remote destinations along the North Rim and Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument. This is also how you access the Bar Ten Ranch, a little know Dude Ranch that is typically used by River Rafting companies who fly their clients in from Las Vegas to raft the lower Grand Canyon.
Once you arrive at Tuweep, a lone Ranger Station that is totally self-sustained occupies this desolate, yet beautiful landscape. Water is scarce here and even the Ranger Station uses a rain catchment system or hauled water to supply their needs. Nestled at 4,600 feet in elevation, the West Rim’s open plains meet the rim and offer raw and beautiful views of Grand Canyon National Park and Tuweep's rugged landscape. Read the guide below to learn more.