March 23, 2014
This is an excellent, challenging ride and well worth the effort required to get there. You'll get a workout, both in the sand and on the climb. Since the high point is a couple miles in and the trail drops 1200 feet thereafter, be sure to save some energy for the return trip. Also, there is no water and no cell service--this one is best done with a partner, by competent, experienced cyclists. The trail is easy to follow for the most part, but there are a couple spots in the rocks which may require some scouting. On the way down, you'll get to practice your hucking skills on ledge after ledge after ledge. On the return trip, you'll get to practice your step ups, over an over. From the 2.5 mile mark on, you'll be kept company by fantastic scenery throughout; the Devils Racetrack canyon on the east side and various rock formations and spires on the west side.