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Back Yard

Intermediate
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Another rocky, desert singletrack in the Sugarloaf area.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Singletrack

357' 109 m

High

292' 89 m

Low

178' 54 m

Up

143' 44 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

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Description

The character of Backyard is similar to Front Yard and Ryan's Trail; narrow desert singletrack, built on old animal trails. Deeply eroded sections make parts of this trail challenging, but the trail can be easily ridden with intermediate skills and stamina.

Back Yard zig-zags from Ryan to Bart, connecting Ryan, Front Yard, Johnny Walker, Bart, Moab, Beach and Dos Equis. It is a useful connector for creating shorter loops with the trails on the western side of the trail system.

Riding Front Yard from the parking area, the two trails meet at Back Yards mid-point at a saddle overlooking the valley to the north. If you turn left and head down the hill on the doubletrack, you'll be doing Bills loop. See a detailed description of points north on this trail in the description for Bills Loop.

If you continue straight ahead, you'll be on Back Yard. Your introduction to Back Yard will be Birdpole, a short, but very challenging, steep, rocky, seriously eroded segment of Back Yard. This is one of the primary connectors to Johnny Walker, which is your access point to the more adventurous trails in the east side of the trail complex.

At the bottom of Birdpole, Johnny Walker continues straight and Back Yard cuts back to the right. This section is pretty flat except for several fun little wash crossings that drop straight down, then climb straight up. Just a few yards long, they're not too hard if you hit them right. Miss your timing and youll be pushing your bike.

A moderate climb out of the valley and Back Yard connects to Bart. Turn right and head downhill on Bart to head back, or turn left up the hill and pick up Dos Equis or 8 Ball.

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Shared By:

Karl Ingersoll

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Photos

Birdpole gnarl
Feb 4, 2016 near Fortuna…, AZ
Ryan's Trail with Pilot Knob in the distance.
Jan 24, 2016 near Yuma, AZ
The Birdpole challenge
Feb 4, 2016 near Fortuna…, AZ
Ride through a moon-like landscape on the Sugarloaf Peak Trails.
Mar 29, 2017 near Yuma, AZ
Rocky drop into a wash on Ryan's.
Feb 10, 2016 near Yuma, AZ
Dylan dropping into the wash.
Nov 11, 2017 near Yuma, AZ

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