MTB Project Logo

Canyon of Fools

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.4 (24)

A short segment that connects Dawa Trail and Mescal Trail and runs mostly inside a creek bed.


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

1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

Singletrack

4,641' 1,415 m

High

4,463' 1,360 m

Low

78' 24 m

Up

256' 78 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This trail starts at a point where most cyclists stop and admire the view from Mescal Trail. It's indeed very impressive!

About 50% to 60% of the trail runs inside a creek bed, so be prepared to get wet and muddy if you're riding it in the winter/spring. But the fact you're riding inside the creek is not all bad - there are places where you can ride the walls of the wash and there are a few jumps here and there for the more advanced riders.

The creek bed can be rocky at times so you'll find the technical rider in you getting challenged a few times. Especially if you decide to ride this trail really fast! But the parts that run outside of the creek bed are made of soft dirt, just like the most of the trails in this area.

Overall, its a fun little ride to finish a longer, better ride around the area. I would not make a special trip just to ride it.

Contacts

Shared By:

Doron Weinstein

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 24 votes

#502

Overall
  4.4 from 24 votes
5 Star
58%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
13%
2 Star
4%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#32

in Arizona

#502

Overall
94 Views Last Month
3,126 Since Jan 19, 2016
Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
47%
11%
42%
0%

Photos

Dropping off the second 'extreme' option on Mescal.
Feb 24, 2014 near West Se…, AZ
Lovin' the view
Nov 5, 2016 near West Se…, AZ
Shred the Red Canyon of Fools
Jan 21, 2021 near West Se…, AZ
Lower portion of Canyon of Fools (first time)
Nov 25, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
Low-tech, fun trail with berm action and air if you are so inclined.
Apr 15, 2016 near West Se…, AZ

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 21 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Apr 28, 2019
Beau Paisley
Mar 1, 2019
Larry Herschell
Apr 27, 2018
Lonnie Porter
awesome trail fun.
Apr 18, 2018
Matt Ivons
Nov 19, 2017
Christian Eaton
Sep 17, 2017
Dane Hewitt
The upper half tons of fun… 12mi
May 29, 2017
Deborah Powers
1.3mi
May 20, 2017
Marc Helfer
1.2mi