Mountain Biking Phoenix Guide Book

by Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking Phoenix  by Bruce Grubbs

135pp/maps/elevation charts
ISBN: 1560447451

If you're a beginner or a newcomer to the Phoenix mountain biking scene, or if you're tired of the same old trails, here's a guide to the 35 finest rides in the desert and in the nearby mountains. This compact and portable book contains rides in the adjacent Tonto National Forest as well as in the city and county parks. Beginners and experts will find something fun to ride. Check out smooth, fast singletrack, wind through tall pine trees, cruise next to mountain streams, ride historic roads, and test your skills on technical terrain. Phoenix has it all!

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking Phoenix" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 35.
... Preview: This historic Apache Trail Road winds along the northern reaches of the Superstition Mountains to Theodore Roosevelt Dam, the first large-scale federal reclamation project. Built at the turn of the ce ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Apache Junction, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21.5
... Preview: This is an easy cruise on fun singletrack through classic desert. This short loop is especially good for families with very young riders. Numerous trails in this section of the park make possible se ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Apache Junction, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: This mostly smooth dirt road is an easy cruise through the rolling foothills of the Mazatzal Mountains. It's about 30 miles northeast of Mesa. Tread: Maintained dirt road. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Mesa, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.8
... Preview: A dine cruise through a beautiful Arizona cypress forest through the foothills of the Mazatzal Mountains. The entire ride can be done with a car shuttle, or you can turn around at Mineral Creek Trail ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Payson, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 28.8
... Preview: This well-named trail is a delightful cruise along the foothills of South Mountain. The route lies in the narrow corridor of desert foothills between the suburbs of Chandler, which have crept right t ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Tempe, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17.6
... Preview: This is a straightforward ride though classic Sonoran desert that ends on the banks of the Verde River. It's located about 14 miles east of Carefree. Tread: Doubletrack. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Carefree, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.2
... Preview: This is an especially scenic ride through pinyon-juniper forest to the East Verde River, a small stream lined with Arizona sycamores. It's about 5 miles east of Payson. Tread: 12 miles maintained di ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Payson, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: This is a fine section of Sonoran, granite boulder-studded desert with numerous singletrack and doubletrack trails. A double powerline runs north-northeast from the intersection of Pima and Dynamite R ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Scottsdale, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.3
... Preview: A thigh-burning climb up a scenic ridge on the east slopes of the Mazatzal Mountains. You'll start in saguaro-studded Sonoran desert and end up in ponderosa pine forest. It's located about 85 miles no ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Payson, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22.6
... Preview: This long route passes through a picturesque section of Sonoran desert, a rugged landscape of granite boulders and saguaro cactus, and ends on the crest of the Mazatzal Mountains. It's about 30 miles ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Mesa, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 36.6
... Preview: Super views of the mountains north and east of Phoenix. It's located about 14 miles north of Carefree. Tread: Paved. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Carefree, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: This is a very enjoyable loop with only a few difficult sections. It's located in south Phoenix. Tread: Singletrack. From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Tempe, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: This ride follows the northern extension of El Oso Road along the crest of the Mazatzal Mountains. You'll get stunning views clear across the Phoenix valley to the southwest and of the Sierra Ancha a ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Payson, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.4
... Preview: This is the longest of the three loops that make up the competitive track system at the park. It was designed specifically for skilled riders, high speeds, and racing, and has sharp turns and abrupt t ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Scottsdale, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.1
... Preview: Very scenic and easy, this is a great ride for beginners and families. It takes you through an unspoiled example of Sonoran desert in the North Maricopa Mountains and ends in a wild basin that is sur ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Goodyear, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.4
... Preview: This is a fine, easy cruise of moderate length on singletrack. The Moon Rock Trail section is especially enjoyable as it zigzags through the cholla-cactus forest. It's located in northeast Mesa. Tr ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Apache Junction, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: This narrow road climbs along a high ridgeline in the Mazatzal Mountains with great views. The last section winds through a coo pine-and-fir forest. It's located 51 miles northeast of Mesa. Tread: ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Payson, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: This ride follows the upper New River to a point near its headwaters. The road winds through granite boulder country, and the seasonal flow of the stream adds to the area's charm. It's about 22 mile ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Carefree, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: This is the least rocky of the trails in the park. It traverses a beautiful section of classic Sonoran desert, then returns via an easy roll down a dirt road and the paved park entrance road. It's a ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Carefree, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: This easy ride follows a scenic ridge to the base of New River Mesa. You won't want to drive the long approach just for this ride, but if you're in the area, do it. Less-experienced members of group ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Phoenix"
Carefree, AZ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.2

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