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Level: Intermediate
Length: 26 mi (41.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +520/ -853 ft
Total: 37 riders
 

Mountain Biking Arizona Trail: Cienega Corridor

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#68 of 416 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#2,114 in the world

This segment of the Arizona Trail is newly constructed and built to high standard. Weave through saguaros and dodge sharp rocks for over 25 miles (one way). This is an out and back ride, so turn around when you want and head back.

There are many access points, but the closest to Tucson is at Pistol Hill Road (described in directions). The trail heads southeast, around a saguaro studded hillside before dropping into Colossal Cave Mountain Park. After climbing a steep saddle, look for 'the castle' in the distance. It's a private residence, but a bizarre one. Continue on the mellow singletrack to 3 Bridges, then through a rideable culvert under Interstate 10.

The segment ends at the Lakes Road, near some dirt tanks, but construction (on the Las Colinas segment) to tie into the Arizona Trail further south is ongoing.

First added by smorris on Jan 12, 2009. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
The trail crosses Pistol Hill Road approximately 1.5 miles northeast of Old Spanish Trail. From Old Spanish Trail drive downhill on Pistol Hill, a well-maintained dirt road, to a cattle guard. There is room for parking above and below the cattle guard. The northbound trail begins at a gate in the fence north of the cattle guard. It goes to Rincon Creek, approximately 3.5 miles.


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