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Desperado Loop

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.6 mile 5.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 231' 70 m
Descent: -175' -53 m
High: 2,561' 781 m
Low: 2,405' 733 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Jason Wild

A nice, non-technical, flowing section, great for a warm-up or an awesome finish to a longer ride.

Jason Wild

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Family Friendly Not too technical so it's a great beginner section that gets you into the nice desert area.

Description

This loop is a nice way to add more miles to the counterclockwise Sweetwater Trail System featured ride on the way back to the parking lot.

This loop trail is a faster, more flowing section with topography for pumps. This trail unfortunately skips some of the fun but adds a little more technical downhill than what Wildflower Ridge Trail provides. It descends towards the apex of the loop and climbs back to the parking lot ridge.

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Apr 24, 2020
mikehilbert
did two laps today with dad. way fun. way better than the other loops here which are pretty rocky and garbo. 7mi — 1h 00m
Apr 5, 2020
Samantha Lowden Brees
First time for everything!
Mar 12, 2020
Sarah Silverstein
Feb 29, 2020
Chris Aesoph
Desperado is fun and relaxing alley-oops.
Jan 3, 2020
James Bishop
Easy to link up all of the trails in this area for a great ride. Finished up the Sweetwater Loop for a smooth, flowy finish! 10.2mi
Nov 23, 2019
Martin Rockwell
May 4, 2019
Christopher Lynn
Mar 31, 2019
Tash Stevens
Desperado-more technical than expected on dry rocky trail. A nice gradual incline, technical midsection and easy finish. First trail since broken wris 3.6mi — 16h 00m

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  4.6 from 36 votes

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  4.6 from 36 votes
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in Arizona

#146

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Photos

Take a lap on the Desperado Loop to experience fun, flowy singletrack.
Feb 17, 2017 near Flowing…, AZ
Enjoy a taste of riding among the giant saguaros on narrow singletrack.
Feb 14, 2017 near Flowing…, AZ
A desperado on Desperado.
Apr 5, 2020 near Flowing…, AZ

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