Level: Beginner
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Figure 8
Elevation: +63/67 ft
Total: 12 riders
 

Mountain Biking Prospector Loop

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#333 of 422 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#10,824 in the world

A fast beginners to intermediate (only if youre into speed) training loop. The trail has no markings but is the only trail in the area as it is undeveloped gravel desert. The trail is well used and doesnt have any technically difficult spots or climbs but is a good training loop that is easy to get to in the east valley.

In a counterclockwise loop all the north and eastbound sections are generally uphill with all the south and west bound sections generally downhill.

Route finding is easy, if you lose the track just look for powerlines and follow them east or west to intersecting paved roads, Or look south for the park or rodeo grounds and make your way back to the starting point. Visibility is good and getting lost is not a concern.

First added by on Apr 17, 2012. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • 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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Getting there
From US 60 take Idaho Rd north to Prospector Park in the City of Apache Jct. Park in the south lot by the basketball courts. The entrance to the trail is at the south end of the parking lot at the gate.
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  • SomeKilljoy
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    99% of the trail is loose gravel and sand. Nothing difficult but not very fun either. I'll leave this one to the horses.

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