Archives for 2008

Bajada Trail – South Mountain Park

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Bill Williams Mountain

This route uses some of the same trails as the race course, but goes in a clockwise direction instead. Park at the Williams Ranger Station on Route 66 in town. Follow Route 66 east to 4th street. Turn right and follow for 6 miles all on pavement to lookout road (FS111). Turn right and climb the fireroad for 6 miles until the singletrack (Camp Clover Trail). Follow this twisty steep singletrack for 4 miles down… Read More »

Spruce Mountain Trail 307 – Prescott, AZ

A great ride to get away from the summer heat. Spruce Mountain’s starting elevation is about 6300 feet above sea level and climbs to about 7700 feet. This ride is full of beautiful singletrack and awesome views. The 3.3 mile climb to the top is pretty strenuous, with plenty of switchbacks, rocks and roots. The 5.5 mile descent is every bit worth the climb. A ripping singletrack descent among the ponderosa pine forest. I suffer… Read More »

Sunrise Ski Resort

In the heart of Arizona’s magnificent White Mountains, Sunrise Park Resort is a recreational paradise offering a wide range of fun and excitement. You can escape into the wilderness, ski, mountain bike, enjoy our annual festivals and fish to your heart’s content. Or you can simply look out on some of the most beautiful land in Arizona. Summer or winter, when you come to Sunrise Park Resort in the White Mountains of Arizona, you’ll find… Read More »

Cathedral Rock – Sedona, AZ

by Spoonman Great trail with awesome scenery. The singletrack is quick and twisting. Lots of up and down with some technical sections to it. Halfway through you can take a dip into Oak Creek, and if you want you can swing on the rope and jump into Oak Creek. After that, it’s some moderate to strenuous riding until you make it back to the road. Lots of fun! Directions: Take I-17 north from Phoenix to… Read More »

Telegraph Pass Trail – South Mountain Park

Another trail for you “freerider” full suspension bikers. It’s a short 1.5 mile trail from top to bottom strewn with big dropoffs, loose rocks and hairpin turns. Very fun! Once you get to the bottom it is 8 miles to the Pima Canyon parking lot on Desert Classic trail (see description above). This trail is a little tough to get to. You can park at Dobbins lookout and ride the paved road down to it… Read More »

Mormon/National Trails – South Mountain Park

South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona is the largest municipal park in the world. Located in the south end of the valley, it is one of the city’s favorite recreational areas. Many of the trails below can be combined for making a loop or longer rides. Mormon/National trail is one of my favorite trails in the valley. If your looking for a gnarly downhill or tough climb, this is a great, but difficult trail. There… Read More »

Desert Classic Trail – South Mountain Park

A fun 18 mile out and back trail on the south side of South Mountain. This fast and rolling singletrack is for any skill of rider. The easy to modrate riding is mostly singletrack with rocky sections, short climbs and sand washes. On your way out, South Mountain will be on your right while the Chandler suburbs will be to your left. There are many other trails branching off to get sidetracked, but the trail… Read More »

Are You Confused About ‘What Size Bike Do I Need?

Make sure that you judge the right mountain bike sizing before purchasing a bike for you. Follow certain ageless techniques to determine the sizing and make mountain bike riding the most effortless sport for you. Deciding what size of mountain bike will be the perfect one considering your body size is perhaps the hardest thing to decide when buying a bike. Stop fretting about the kind of metal with which the frame is made or… Read More »

Corona Loma Trail – South Mountain Park

Yet, another ride for the full suspension riders. This trail is steep with high cliffs over the side of the trail. Big dropoffs, loose rocks, and deep ruts will give you a challenge down this one. I don’t recommend trying to ride up it. There is some very difficult climbing before the downhill starts. Directions: This one is not on the map, but it is there. You need to get to Buena Vista parking lot… Read More »