ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,719' -524 m
High: 8,164' 2,489 m
Low: 6,445' 1,964 m
GradeAvg Grade: 54% (29°)
Max Grade: 84% (40°)
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“The South Rim's steepest inner-canyon route.”— Eric Ashley
The route is best for surefooted runners who don't mind a steep and challenging scramble over a shifting tread. The navigating is relatively straightforward, and there aren't really any points of confusion. Just pay attention as you descend so you can make an informed exit. At the bottom, runners will find a small rocky edge along the river to explore or enjoy the sun and surging water. There are also two primitive campsites.
To head down Tomichi Route, obtain your Wilderness Permit and then run to post #13 on the Rim Rock Trail to begin the scree field descent to the river below.
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