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Level: Intermediate
Length: 800 mi (1287.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 37 riders

Mountain Biking Arizona Trail

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#1 of 404 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#7 in the world

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 aztrail.org)

First added by Jeff Barber on Sep 20, 2010. Last updated May 3, 2020. → add an update
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  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Many trailheads along the way including BLM road #1025 at the Utah border and Montezuma Pass - FR 61, Mexican border.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Page, Arizona

Intermediate | 10 mi

Rider questions

Q: which part of the AZ trail listed in in page, AZ as the heading indicates?
A: Not in Page, farther west in Kaibab National Forest about 1.5 miles east of Jacob Lake.

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  • mongwolf

    Hey Austin. Why didn't you ride it Phoenix to Flagstaff! HA!!! Great job dude, especially for a first bikepacking trip. Impressive.

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  • Christopher M

    Parked at the intersection of E. Sahuarita Rd and Route 83 and headed north. Rode about 10 out and 10 back for a great ride, about 1,000 feet of elevation gain, your riding downhill for the most part going north. The trail is not very technically challenging but the length makes up for it. I would like to explore more of this section of the AZ trail. It seems a lot more suited to bikes than other sections I have ridden.

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  • abegold

    This starts along a canyon rim and proceeds to enter another drainage crossing under Interstate 10 thru a drainage tunnel. The trail is often very curvy as it winds thru dry desert hills of yucca and Bee Plants, even unusual Sandpaper Plants in spots as well as mesquites in the washes.

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  • Jenny Corso

    This passage is a total of 35 miles, however the section from Snow Bowl Rd to Aspen Corner is a MUST RIDE. Follow it up with the descent down to FR 418 and you'll smile all the way down - so fun!!

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  • Deeperrin

    A highlight while on the AZT300. After failing in 2016, this section was something that kept my spirit up. I knew it was coming up so I went ahead and crashed at Twin Lakes so I could hit it during the morning time. Super Fun.

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  • abegold

    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.

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  • TuacaTom

    This is a truly wonderful trail. I've ridden from Camp Hope connecting to the AZT, then at various times, thru Colossal Cave, over the ridge to the 3 Bridges/Gabe-Zimmerman towards the Twin Tanks (going there this weekend). Great scenery with a combination of nice flowing single track to a few rocky technical areas with some climbs.

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  • mongwolf

    In contrast to portions of the trail north of Flag (Section 33b), some portions of the trail south of Flag (Section 33a) are not that impressive or interesting. Lots of forest road track from town to Fisher Point. Obviously this is a tale of two very different trails.

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  • abegold

    Ridden here many times, often used as a dog run trail to Rincon Creek if flowing. Moderate tech thru out the trail. Few hard climbs, most are moderate but long. Good spring wildflower area. Several streams and cow ponds in wet weather.

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  • mongwolf

    The Fisher Point area was well within a known home range of a cougar several years ago. There were sightings in the immediate area of FP. I am now out of touch with those who would know the current status of the lions in the region, but it's always cool to think someone could be watching you. =) Beautiful country. Flagstaff and Northern Arizona will always be in my heart.

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  • mongwolf

    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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  • Cru Jones

    Yes, a must ride if in Flagstaff. As a local Flagstaffian, this is one of my favorites. A really fun ride from the top of Schultz Creek trail out past Snowbowl, climbing the whole way. But the down hill back is well worth it.

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  • jkey6

    This trail seemed pretty moderate, so I wouldn't rate it as advanced but it is designed very well. Smooth rolling the whole time with fantastic views. I went in late Spring and there were portions of the trail still covered with snow, in fact it started snowing lightly on us, so be prepared for that.

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  • MatthewKvilvang

    Super fun trail one of the best I have ridden in Arizona. Had to turn back due to some adverse weather. Can you spell severe thunderstorm? Awesome trail and super flowy.

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  • MatthewKvilvang

    Awesome trail, super fun and a couple slightly technical sections. Very fast and smooth/flowy. A couple fun downhill sections that can get you into trouble if you suck basically. But easy going and mostly uphill which kinda sucks but it gets the blood flowing and the legs burning. Fun ride recommend to riders of an level.

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