by Matt R
Fantasy Island is a pretty crazy place if you ask me. To be quite honest w/you I’m not really sure of it’s exact location, other than the fact that you park right along a highway about 15 minutes outside Tucson. Stop at any local bike shop in or around the Tucson area and they can set you straight on how to get there. This park, as we were told by some bike shop guys, was created and built by a gentleman by the name of Jim. There is roughly 12/15 miles of SWEET, SWEET singletrack to be ridden here. The trail hardly does any climbing at all, but twist and turns are everywhere. Along the way are beautiful cactus and really colorful wild flowers. Legend has it that there is a gentleman from the Tucson area that has spent an enormous amount of time building these trails. Well, Legend is correct! These trails are truly a treat to ride. How it works is that he has created all these trails within a 1 1/2 square mile radius. It’s really a site to be seen. The trails twist and turn, taking you through spectacular cacti filled scenery. This is a great place to go and let er rip!!! Don’t forget, you are in Dessert……Bring lot’s o’ H20!!!!!!! If you are in the Tucson area I would absolutely recommend checkng this place out.
by Tucson local Patrick
The main start of the trail can be found at the end of Harrison at Irvington. All you have to do is drive south on Harrison until it stops at Irvington, cross the street, and park. The mouth of the trail is about 50ft ahead. Also, the trail is one-directional, so be careful not to get turned around or you might fly into someone.