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Anasazi Trail

 5 votes

6.3 Miles 10.2 Kilometers


60%

Singletrack

680' 207 m

Ascent

-679' -207 m

Descent

3,289' 1,003 m

High

2,923' 891 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

All Clear

77 days agoUpdate

A straightforward trail offering multiple views into the Santa Clara River Gorge and Petroglyphs.

Edward-Bam Lopez

Overview

Enjoy the petroglyphs and views of the river gorge. This out-and-back features some cliff-side, easy family riding to a Native American farm site and rock art. This trail is open year-round.

Need to Know

The northern side of the Santa Clara River Preserve features a trail system under development. It's brand new, and changing quickly. The highlight is a trail that runs the length of the preserve from east to west, called Tempi'po'op, which I believe is Piute for "Rock Writing".

Description

The Anasazi Trail flirts with the cliff edge as you look for Native American rock carvings, then turns into singletrack for a mile of very fun, semi-technical riding. This central trail connects to other trail options that can change your ride from a quick hit-the-highlights (from one end to the other and back is 6.6 miles), or a 12 to 18 mile adventure.

Elevation at the ride's start (Anasazi Valley) is 3000 feet and at its end is 2800. The ride, however, tops out at 3350. Riding the main route is a simple over-the-hump and back down each way. If I were guiding another rider on this trail I'd start at the Graveyard Trailhead, climb up and over to the petroglyphs, then turn around and head down. That is, unless they've completed a loop route using the River Trail through the gorge - which is an awesome ride.

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Sep 23, 2017
James Craig
6.3mi
May 27, 2017
Susan Daniero
6.3mi
Apr 22, 2017
Kyle Christiansen
Sep 24, 2016
Cody Wells
Jun 27, 2016
Steven Bryan
We dropped onto Hwy 91 from the East car park and made our way back, then cut through a new housing development and dropped back to the trail head.
May 29, 2016
Lynda Gallia
Mar 31, 2015
Jeremiah Mahler
7.7mi — 1h 47m

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All Clear 77 days ago

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This definitely a beginners trail for everyone. Ride has a nice climb, nothing strenuous and some great views. I love the fact that you can ride close to the edge and still be able admire the scenery! Oct 31, 2017

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