Charleston Petroglyph Ride

2.00 out of 5
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↑ 100 ft
↓ 100 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
This is a fun intermediate ride. There are about 2 1/2 miles of single track
trails with some challenging rocky climbs. The configuration is basically a
lollipop with a few spurs. The location also has several interesting
archaelogical and historical features. There are several sites where you can
view petroglyphs left by many different native people. There are also ruins
of the towns of Charleston and Milltown. These were important during the
time of the silver mining in nearby Tombstone. Milltown was the Southern-
most of five stamp mills situated along the San Pedro river. This is also the
trail head for the trail to Boston Mill 4 miles to the North. I do not
recommend this trail for a mountain bike however. There is a 3/4 mile strech
of the "trail" that is very deep loose sand in a dry wash. This is not a ride
but an arduous push. Perhaps in the future a rideable trail will be
constructed along this stretch. Boston Mill is easier to reach from the North
from the Fairbank Ghoast Town trail head situated on Hwy 82.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (2)


May 26, 2019
Review: The first few miles of this trail were great, but it soon got to be a suffer fest with deep sand lasting the majority of the way. Wouldn't recommend, better suited for a hike to check out the historic significance.


February 17, 2013
Review: Ok ride. Too short but some interesting petroglyphs and ruins of Charleston.

Charleston Petroglyph Ride MTB Trail 2.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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