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Mount Elden Professional Review and Guide
"Arizona features every bio-zone in the world but two: rain forest and coastline. Flagstaff and its surrounding mountains contain all the high-altitude zones, providing a stark contrast to the desert lowlands to the south. From the tundra atop Mt. Humphreys (12,633 feet) to the Ponderosa forest that surrounds the city, Flagstaff offers welcome relief from the searing heat of Phoenix and Tucson. Flagstaff is the acknowledged champion of mountain biking in Arizona. It’s a destination for riders from around the world, who come to sample its fast singletrack as well as its technical challenges. Professional cross-country and downhill riders live in Flagstaff, enjoying the competitive advantage of the challenging local trails and the altitude. And the white-hot core of Flagstaff’s mountain biking scene is Mount Elden. Trail Surface: Except for the wide gravel road up to the top of Mt. Elden, everything in the Elden Trail Network is singletrack on fairly well groomed pine forest floor."
--Paul Beakley, Mountain Bike America: Arizona (The Globe Pequot Press).
Does anyone know how the Mount Elden trail is in terms of snow and usability? Hiking. Thanks
Best riding in AZ. See GPS download at DirtyBicycle.com
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