Arizona Trail

4.27 out of 5
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Trail Description
About this trail
The Arizona Trail is an 800+ mile recreation trail from Mexico to Utah that connects mountain ranges, canyons, deserts, forests, wilderness areas, historic sites, trail systems, points of interest, communities, and people. (from
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
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Q: which part of the AZ trail listed in in page, AZ as the heading indicates? -AaronT

A: Not in Page, farther west in Kaibab National Forest about 1.5 miles east of Jacob Lake.

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System Trails (12)
System Trails (12)
Arizona Trail: ATV / Tucson
Arizona Trail: Marshall Lake to Fisher Point
Arizona Trail: Cienega Corridor
Arizona Trail: Kaibab Trail / Fredonia
Arizona Trail: Flagstaff
Arizona Trail: Hart Prairie to Snowbowl
Arizona Trail Passage #34 San Francisco Peaks
Arizona Trail: Buckskin Mountain Passage
Arizona Trail - Three Bridges to Lakes
Arizona Trail: Gooseberry Springs to Blueridge
Arizona Trail: South of Grand Canyon NP
Arizona Trail Passage #31 Walnut Canyon
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Reviews (5)


October 9, 2016
Review: I rode this trail from Flagstaff to Phoenix on my Trek hardtail loaded down with my first bikepacking experience. It is pretty cool getting to ride through multiple bioms in such a short distance. The contours of this trail are absolutely amazing. My chain exploded on me twice just outside of Payson AZ. Jeremy at 87 Cyclery hooked me up fixed my bike and got me back on the road. After Payson I was unable to find water until close to phoenix so plan accordingly. I cant wait to ride the rest of this trail.

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July 3, 2016
abegold Doubletrack  
Review: 800 miles of trail, most of it legal and open to bikes, some wilderness and Grand Canyon bypasses. This is truly one of the great trails of the hemisphere. Sections from low desert to high mountains and back many times.

Similar Trail: Colorado Trail

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March 12, 2015
mongwolf Epic  
Review: I hope that someday the AZT will be in the Top 100 Best Trails here on ST. I am familiar with portions of the trail as a hiker from years ago. I can't wait to start riding portions and being able to give it a rating. I would think it will become a 5 star XC route.

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Granny Gear

March 16, 2013
ibejammin Granny Gear  
Review: A great way to do this first section of the AZ trail is to park at the stateline campground ride up houserock valley rd. about 3 miles. Take a right on winter road and ride it up about 5 miles until you get to the start of the AZ trail. Then it's 10 miles back to the campground. Sometimes it's hard to follow but keep your eyes open and you'll find your way. Last section has 22 switchbacks as you lose 800 feet of elevation back to campground.

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World Champ

July 19, 2012
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: The section of the trail that I rode near Flagstaff was absolutely epic XC singletrack: rocky but flawy, great contours, excellent construction... it was a pleasure to ride! I can't wait to experience more of the AZT!

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Arizona Trail MTB Trail 4.27 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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