Ryan Jumpup Divide

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This trail has everything from a well-graded road to a two-track with weeds higher than your hood and a shelf section. There are wide grassy valleys with cattle and deer. And at the end is a historic cabin you can rent. Ryan Jumpup Divide begins at its intersection with West Side Ryan, the major north-south artery through the Kaibab National Forest. The initial parts of the road traverse and then steeply wind out of a pretty canyon. The switchbacks are so tight that the turns are totally blind to oncoming traffic. Take care. The road makes an abrupt 90-degree turn to the west and radically changes. There's plenty of evidence of the 2007 Slide Fire. The trail becomes a weedy, overgrown two-track for several miles. You'll be tempted to mistake which way to go at the intersection with FR 235 near a cattle tank. Stay left because the road changes again as it passes through picturesque grassy hills. Go straight ahead at the confusing intersection with FR 236. Again go straight ahead at the junction with the pleasantly graded Ranger Pass, FR 234. Ryan Jumpup Divide changes again to a shelf road until it reaches its destination, the Jumpup Cabin. The Jumpup Cabin was one of the first ranger stations built in the Kaibab in the early 1900s. It can be reserved for adventurous visitors but is locked otherwise. The cabin is also located at the trailhead for Ranger Trail. A few dispersed campsites are located along the northern part of the trail amongst junipers and pinion pines.