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Level: Intermediate
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 9 riders
 

Mountain Biking Arizona Trail: Hart Prairie to Snowbowl

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#70 of 422 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#1973 in the world

From FR 418, follow the well-signed Arizona Trail up the side of the mountain.

Out-of-this-world skinny singletrack, beginning with a couple miles of switchbacks before leveling out and climbing steadily across the west flank of Mount Humphreys. Six miles and 800' of elevation gain on a mostly easy tread, weaving through aspens, ferns, ponderosas and open meadows with magnificent views of the San Francisco volcanic field. At the signed Aspen Loop junction, turn around, or take a left and do the short, rocky climb to the Snowbowl base area. Return the way you came and grin idiotically for days. Ride it in the fall for bonus joy.

(This trail segment is very popular with hikers and equestrians: please be aware, and be courteous.)

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
From Flagstaff, head north on HWY 180 about 13 miles and turn right (east) on FR 151 (note: there are two entrances to FR 151, this is the SECOND entrance.) Follow for about a mile to a T intersection with FR 418; head left (east) on this road very briefly and park in the obvious dirt lot on the left (north) side of the road. Ride about a mile out FR 418, passing several houses, and look for the AZ Trail sign on the right (south) side of the road.
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  • andrewlryder
    *****

    A smooth skinny ribbon up the side of Arizona's proudest mountain, through lush forest and wildflowered meadows, with are-you-kidding-me vistas waiting at the summit. Definitely on the easy side of "intermediate" - amenable to most who can balance on two wheels.* Review edited 9/11/2012

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