Sonoran Desert Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,112' 339 m
Descent: -1,110' -338 m
High: 2,082' 635 m
Low: 1,700' 518 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“This is a great trail to prep for non-technical riding, and it has it all: flats, climbs, turns.”— Brandon Rolfes
This loop can start/finish from 2 different trailheads. Southern side at Apache Wash TH at 1600 E. Sonoran Desert Dr. or the northern side at Desert Hills TH at 705 W. Carefree Hwy. Please note there is no water available at this trailhead. Please bring adequate supplies for your planned activity.
All parking lot hours 6 a.m. to sunset or 7 p.m. (whichever comes first). The gates lock to go IN at 7 p.m. They lock to go OUT at 11 p.m.
This ride itself isn't overly technical, making this an enjoyable experience for riders of any skill level. This is certainly a leg and lung burner however, as the large amount of climbing will leave you huffing and puffing at times. Enjoy the descents though, as you'll be zipping past cacti, weaving in and out of tight turns, and hurtling over sharp descents and level ground.