Greg Heil ✓ supporter November 25, 2015 Reviewing Trail #1423: Not much to add to what John said below. I'd recommend bringing a fat bike. Reply | Thank
Not much to add to what John said below. I'd recommend bringing a fat bike.Thank |
Nice, technical singletrack trail--this is the real jewel of the Arnold Gulch area! This trail is home to some challenging rocky sections, so be prepared.Thank |
Most of this area is comprised of sandy 4x4 roads and doubletrack trails--so sandy, in fact, that you should only plan to ride here if you're riding a fat bike. There are a couple of narrow, very technical singletrack trails, but those technical bits are again connected with stretches of deep sand, making it difficult to find the best bike for this area: fat bike or trail bike? I recommend sticking with the fat bike.Thank |
The Arnold Gulch road is extremely sandy, so make sure that you bring your fat bike to ride here! Seriously, I would NOT want to attempt this on a regular mountain bike. On a fat bike it's bad enough, but on a regular bike? You would be SOL.
The best part about this road isn't the road itself, but the access it provides to other trails in the area. But even if the nearby trails might be great on a standard bike, getting there on a non-fat bike would be near-impossible.Thank |
This trail is the reason to come to the Arnold Gulch area. It is the only real singletrack and, while it is still open to motos (not ATVs) and has lots of moto-type damage (deep gravel/ruts), the trail has lots of fun technical stuff through most of its length, especially the central portion which lies on the north side of 1423 and skirts the base of Triad Ridge. Best ridden east to west. There isn't much in the way of flow, so you have to create your own, but that's all part of the adventure. The combination of technical challenge, sharp hills and frequent sand/gravel will make this trail feel much longer than it is.Thank |
This is pretty standard ATV trail--wide and pretty sandy to boot. But the scenery is nice and it provides the gateway to the far more interesting trail 1425.Thank |