Sunset Trail – Mt. Elden – Flagstaff, AZ

This Father’s day weekend was supposed to be the Barn Burner race in Flagstaff, AZ, but a forest fire caused the race to be postponed. Since we had plans to go up north for the race, we decided to go for a mountain bike ride at Mt. Elden. Crystal Point We arrived Friday early afternoon to Dave’s cabin in Munds Park. We unpacked our gear and went for a short ride near the cabin. The… Read More »

Flagstaff Barn Burner Pre-Ride

I drove up to Flagstaff this morning to pre-ride the Barn Burner mountain bike race course. The Barn Burner is a 104 mile mountain bike race with 4 laps of 26 miles. You have a choice of a 4 man team, 2 man team or solo. I am going to race a 2 man team with my friend Tysen. The organizers allowed this one pre-ride of the race course only, to limit the impact to… Read More »

Mt. Elden – Sunset Trail to Schultz Creek Trail Loop – Flagstaff, AZ

by Chris Morrill – MountainBikeAZ.com This trail has it all. A good aerobic climb, a rewarding scenic view, incredibly diverse single track and lots of speed. Start by taking the Elden Lookout road. Ride up, up, up for 6 miles with about 1,700 feet in elevation gain. Not to worry you will forget all about the climb when you are carving the trail at mach speeds. There is a sign that directs you over to… Read More »