December 7, 2011
AZ 83 to Gardner Canyon Rd about .7 miles to Fish Canyon. There is a AZ Trail marker just beyond the Kentucky Camp road, very rocky part of the trail. From there it winds thru Kentucky Camp, lodging available, and then thru a fun tall grass meadow. You'll start climbing over ridges till you'll reach a steep descent. At the bottom is another dirt parking lot and alternate trail head. This makes the ride much easier, less climbing.
You'll cross Gardner Canyon Rd and west 200 yards is the trails continuing across a canyon that has water several months of the year. Then the trail climbs to a pretty level section called the Flume as there is a mining flume pipe from the 1880s and intersects a creek that almost always has water. Most turn around here as a wilderness boundary is less than a mile. This is part of an IMBA Epic ride.* Review edited 2/25/2012