MTB Project Logo

Front Yard

Intermediate
 4.0 (1)

A typical rocky desert singletrack.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

Singletrack

329' 100 m

High

192' 59 m

Low

139' 42 m

Up

6' 2 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Need to Know

The desert is hot and mostly empty.

Description

Front Yard is the sallying point of choice for many riders, as it begins at the most popular parking area for this trail complex. This trail provides access to the center of the trail system and offers you plenty of options for a variety of rides; long or short, challenging or not so demanding. It is the last or first part of Bill's Loop, depending on which direction you take the loop. Head north down the canal road to take it clockwise like Bill often does.

A note about the first 1000 yards of this trail; You must get past that before you see the true character of the trail, which changes dramatically for the better when you have passed the tire disposal area.

Once you drop down into the first wash, you'll have left civilization behind. A sweet descent with a couple of tight corners and a short climb out of the wash bring you to your first bit of flat, desert pavement. If you're breaking a sweat, you'll get a little tingle as you cross under the power lines.

Continue across the doubletrack and then you'll hit your first bit of exposure on a section of narrow trail with a drop on the outside. It's nothing too dramatic, but a mild introduction to what is in store deeper into the trail complex. After another short climb, you'll find yourself with a choice; continue on Bill's Loop by heading left down Back Yard, then to Ryan's Trail and back to the trail-head, or heading east on Birdpole, and off to more adventurous riding deeper into the complex.

Contacts

Shared By:

Karl Ingersoll

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#11601

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#314

in Arizona

#11,601

Overall
2 Views Last Month
249 Since Oct 22, 2015
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Desert pavement.
Jan 24, 2016 near Yuma, AZ
Ride through a moon-like landscape on the Sugarloaf Peak Trails.
Mar 29, 2017 near Yuma, AZ
Front Yard picks its way through gravel in sections.
Mar 29, 2017 near Yuma, AZ
The group spreads out and gets psyched at the beginning of the good stuff on Front Yard!
Mar 29, 2017 near Yuma, AZ
Sessioning on "The Rock" on Ryan. Half way there!
Mar 20, 2016 near Yuma, AZ

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Jun 14, 2019
Juan Hunna
Feb 10, 2018
Waylon Cabe