Gardner Canyon

2.50 out of 5
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↑ 3,000 ft
↓ 2,700 ft
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
Some of this on dirt roads some on single track some on fire roads. A little bit of everything. A few nice downhills. Long steady climbing as well.
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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)


December 7, 2011
abegold Doubletrack  
Review: 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

Similar Trail: Arizona Trail


February 1, 2009
vincimus Gramcounter  
Review: I have to be honest, I didn't start where the directions led me. There were several RV's set up and they had multiple ATV's, so I did an about face and went to a different start location, which there are many. While this area is riddled with multiple trails and fire roads, it is not an area I would go out of my way to ride in because of the abundance of motorized ATZ's and the cows. I neglected to mention that the entire area is open range and cows are the dominant life form in the area. In fact, the only thing more prevelant than cows, are cow pies. Be that as it may, the area does offer some great views and the ability to ride for several hours, as long as you are willing to be adventurous. I can't give you any trail courses, you just have to remember where you parked and remember what roads you are riding/crossing. If you are camping and want to camp/ride/explore than this would be a great area for you.

Gardner Canyon MTB Trail 2.50 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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