"Toroweap (also called Tuweep)" Grand Canyon Things to Do Tip by cgf

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  • Toroweap (also called Tuweep) - Grand Canyon
  • Toroweap (also called Tuweep) - Grand Canyon
  • Toroweap (also called Tuweep) - Grand Canyon
  • The Beginning of the Road - 60 miles to go - Grand Canyon
      The Beginning of the Road - 60 miles to go
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  • At end of the Road - after 61 miles - Grand Canyon
      At end of the Road - after 61 miles
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It's not easy to get there, it's not advised to drive when wet and the cars should have high ground clearance also when dry, especcialy last miles.
Better have also a good map and/or GPS, have plenty of water with you and fill the tank before you go. In case you need to stop for some reasons, it might take a long before someone pass by and you might need to keep the engine on to be cool or warm.
Always keep a slow speed and also beware at the cattle guards...
Make sure you have also a spare tire and all the tools needed to change a tyre, I had a flat tyre :(

last pic shows how is the road at end.
the cliff is nearly vertical, dropping almost straight down some 3,000 feet to the Colorado River.

To get there I drove BLM Road #109, which is the easiest route to Toroweap. It leaves Hwy 389 about seven miles west of Fredonia, there are 61 miles from the highway to the viewpoint. The way back I drove the Clayhole Route (BLM Road #5) which leaves Hwy 389 at Colorado City, I liked more beside it's along this road I had to change the tyre.
it could take also 2-3 hours to drive from the highway to the overlook or back.

Address: GPS coordinates: N 36.2475 and W -113.0558

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  • Updated Sep 6, 2011
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