Routes » Grand Enchantment Trailby ScottM
The Grand Enchantment Trail is the brainchild of Simblissity’s owner and operator, Brett Tucker. It’s hard to imagine a more passionate and motivated creator of a long distance trail. A powerful army of one, Brett has created the Southwest’s premier long distance route.
The GET runs some 700 miles from Phoenix, AZ to Albuquerque, NM. It covers some of the more remote and beautiful terrain in the United States.
Though not an official, signed trail, the GET has an excellent set of maps available from Simblissity. Informal GET flagging also shows the way in tricky intersections.
Without a doubt, this trail is for the adventurous, experienced bikepacker. Exploration of the route continues in 2008 and into 2009. Wilderness detours and in general the concept of a bike friendly GET route are still a work in progress.
3D image from TopoFusion software – click to enlarge
The GET “bike” route is a definite work-in-progress, under constant refinement.
Also see GET on Google Earth for a KML file overview of the route. Note this file is not suitable for navigation purposes!
Solo GET recon by Scott Morris
High stakes bicycle canyoneering on the GET
Looping the GET on roads
Charlie Moore and the Wildbunch
Black hills hike-a-bike
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