West Side Ryan

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West Side Ryan, FR 22, is the main north/south arterial road into the northern Kaibab National Forest. The road begins in Fredonia. The first 22 miles are paved and boring. The remaining 29 miles are graded dirt and definitely not boring. West Side Ryan cuts through a park-like forest of old-growth Ponderosa Pines before terminating at Highway 67 near De Motte Campground. The road passes historic Big Springs Cabins, one of the original ranger stations built in the early 1900s. Today it serves as a USFS work center, and some cabins are set aside as rentals. There's even a ribbon waterfall during the rainy season. There is camping on the many spur roads leading off West Side Ryan, but none directly along the road.