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Level: Advanced
Length: 28 mi (45.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +803/768 ft
Total: 26 riders

Mountain Biking Dead Horse Ranch State Park

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#43 of 404 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#1,171 in the world

Beginning road cyclists will find relatively flat paved roads with only a few gentle climbs and large parking areas perfect for practicing basic skills. Beginning mountain bikers will find a place to hone new skills on the trails adjacent to Red-Tail and Cooper's Hawk campgrounds. For more experienced riders, world-class mountain biking experiences await you here.

First added by TrailAPI on Dec 31, 2002. Last updated Apr 29, 2020. → add an update
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  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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  • J-Dogg   ✓ supporter

    One of my favorite places to ride. I camp here every fall and ride right out of the campsite. $6 day use fee to get in but hot showers available at Coopers trailhead. The trail system was designed by none other than Randy Victory over the course of several years. You can make a loop anywhere from 7 miles to 15 miles from the top. Noticed this year some bypass trails that go around some of the gnarliest climbs, but you can still drop them on the way down.

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  • Eric Foltz

    There is much more here than the 7-mile loop on the map. They have made loops out of Rust Bucket and Bones Trails which adds about twelve miles of great ST and links up with Upper Raptor. The Upper Raptor/Thumper/Lime Kiln DH is a blast with lots of steps, drops and swoopy sections to keep a smile on any riders face.

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