The Stirrup Trail is particularly fun because it has a great downhill section. Of course, before you get to ride that downhill, you first have to earn it with a bit of a climb. But don’t worry, the climb is not strenuous and as you climb you get to travel through some great countryside. Then, having earned your downhill, you get to barrel down the trail as it dives into and across washes and along the foothills back to the trailhead. This is a fun, fast-paced ride that allows you to go as quickly as your skill level allows.
There are two access points to trails in the Oasis Valley. One is across the cattle guard following the STORM Trail. The other is adjacent to the cattle guard, directly across from the parking lot. It is from this point that you can access the Canteen Trail, the Junction Trail, the Lariat Loop, and the Stirrup Trail. The trails are actually laid out so you could access any trail from either access point, but this second access point is the way the trail is designed to be ridden. There is a yellow sign marking the trailhead and pin flags direct you along the way.
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