Troy Built trail is a culmination of everything that makes the Kokopelli Loops trails so sweet, featuring a bit of everything to be found throughout the trail network. The trail has swooping flow; technical steps, ledges and squeezes; heart-pounding, anaerobic climbs; and rim exposure. The trail, located at the end of Hawkeye Road
is the far western segment of the Kokopelli Loops, and is the exit point of the Kokopelli Trail
from the system.
From the Mack exit drive south onto the dirt road towards a parking area. Turn right and drive Hawkeye Road
to the west. Park at the small, usually empty parking lot on the left.
Ride a steep little climb up Hawkeye Road
to the end of Lion's Loop
on the left, and the beginning of Troy Built. Continue west along the doubletrack a few hundred yards to a dirt turnaround, and the beginning of the singletrack.
Descend initially to a wash then begin a tough, 3/4 mile climb; including a tight slick-rock switchback and a number of short, punchy climbs to a high point overlooking Salt Creek to the west. The trail then begins a loose descent bottoming out in another slick rock drainage.
After 1 1/2 trail miles, pass a junction to the right: the exit point of the Kokopelli Trail
from the Kokopelli Loops area. From here to Lion's Loop
, Kokopelli Trail
follows Troy Built.
There is a steep, loose climb immediately after this intersection after which Troy Built traverses a rim with a bit of exposure and becomes much more flowy, punctuated by technical interludes.
After 3 1/2 total trail miles, begin a steep, stinger 1/2 mile climb to Lion's Loop
. Fortunately, the top half of this has been realigned, and; although still an effort is much more climeable. Top out at a four-way junction with Lion's Loop
and Mack Ridge
There are several loop options for Troy Built. The most common is a perimeter loop utilizing Hawkeye Road
to connect Troy Built with Mary's Loop
, and Lion's Loop
. This is great in either direction. If ridden clockwise park at the small parking area between Mack and the northern end of Lion's Loop
and ride east on the road first to Mary's Loop
. If riding counterclockwise park at the main Kokopelli trailhead at Loma and ride west on the road first to Troy Built.
For an all singletrack lollipop loop park at the small parking area between Mack and the northern end of Lion's Loop
. Ride Troy Built to Lion's Loop
and loop back on Mack Ridge
via Mary's Loop
(or visa-versa) then return on Troy Built.