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Length: 80 mi (128.7 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +272/ -292 ft
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

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#208 of 414 mountain bike trails in Arizona
#7,132 in the world

The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area was established in 1987. The trail system is fairly young and under used. It is rich in history both modern and archaeological. It is broken into three separate networks.

If you are willing to ride outside the box however (ride pavement) it would be possible to easily ride from one section to the next. Most of the rides are suitable for the beginner although there are certainly some sections that qualify as intermediate. A down side to many of these rides are the inevitable sandy stretches. The individual rides described are all fairly short but could certainly be combined in many ways. Starting from San Pedro House, for instance, you could ride to the Waters Road trail head in Palominas then return by way of the Miller Back Country Camp and go North to the Escapule trail head and back to San Pedro House for a ride of over 30 miles. Starting from Fairbank you could ride to the Charleston Road trail head then return and ride all the way to the Cienega trail head in Saint David and back to your car for a very challenging ride exceeding 40 miles. A ride on my wish list is to be let out at the Palominas trail head and have a friend waiting with a van at the Northern trail head in Saint David which would be a nice 38 mile one way ride.

First added by arizonaglider on Nov 11, 2011. 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
There are many entry points to this trail network. The closest towns are
Bisbee, Sierra Vista, Saint David and Tombstone. The central trailhead is at
the San Pedro House and is closest to Sierra Vista. From the junctions of
Hwy 92 and Hwy 90 in Sierra Vista drive seven miles East on Hwy 90. The
San Pedro House has a book store and also sells beverages and some trail
foods such as energy bars. Water and a toilet facility are also available.
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