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AZT - Pistol Hill to Three Bridges

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Length

17.5 Miles 28.2 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

Elevation

1,675' 511 m

Ascent

-1,676' -511 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

3,673' 1,120 m

High

3,356' 1,023 m

Low

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A fun out and back on the AZT.

Hillary Mathis

Overview [Suggest Changes]

Typical desert scenery with the exception of on "forested" area that is unique to the rest of the trail. You are bound to see other mountain bikers out there, and occasionally horseback riders.
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Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

There is water in the park. Look for the spigot by the picnic tables.

Description [Suggest Changes]

This is a fun out and back section on the AZ trail. This ride is 100% singletrack. The ride starts off with a flowy section to Collosal Cave Mountain Park. Just follow the singletrack. After this is gets a little more technical, but nothing too bad. There are sections where you have to go up and over rocks and find your correct line.

Follow the trail out of the park up and over some rocky parts. The trail will pop out at a road. Take a sharp right and look for the trail 50' down the road on the left. Travel through the only "wooded" section on the trail. Follow the twists and turns and be ready for the grind up to what some call Castle Lookout Hill. Some choose this as a turnaround point, just over 6 miles into the ride.

To continue to three bridges go downhill for another 3 miles. Hang out in the shade for a bit and return the way you came. When you are getting close to the cars, about a quarter mile, there is a trail split off to the left where there are sometimes trucks and horse trailers parked. Continue on the trail to the right.

Watch your speed as you can get going fast here and there are a couple tight corners where you could find yourself wresting with some unfriendly cactus.

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May 27, 2018
Joseph Nassar
Apr 28, 2018
Danielle Soetaert
Apr 27, 2018
Jack Hewitt
I've only been riding for several months and at a good pace this was a great ride for my skill level. 5mi — 1h 00m
Jan 19, 2018
Ryan H
7.3mi
Jan 7, 2018
Matt Swanson
14mi
Dec 30, 2017
Kathy Sierzega
May 8, 2017
Jeff Sowers
Very windy with spitting rain today. Trail is in great condition. Never ridden it before so no reference as to typical. 17.9mi — 2h 14m
Mar 26, 2017
Scott Kopiec
Awesome day! Spring has definitely sprung - lots of color. 12.4mi — 1h 37m

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  4.3 from 15 votes

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#31

in Arizona

#634

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Classic out-back, shout out to Jerry Boettcher & SNMBA! Apr 21, 2014
Jeff Sowers
Vail, AZ
Jeff Sowers   Vail, AZ
Can't believe I've never ridden this trail before this weekend. Great ride, hardest part is keeping your eyes on the trail with all the scenery. Smooth easy trail for the most part. Should be fun for most beginners and up. May 8, 2017

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