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Desperado Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 4.7 (48)

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


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Map Key

3.6

Miles

5.8

KM

Singletrack

2,561' 781 m

High

2,405' 733 m

Low

231' 70 m

Up

175' 53 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jason Wild with improvements by Britt Adams

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 48 votes

#112

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  4.7 from 48 votes
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#8

in Arizona

#112

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Photos

Zippin' down the line
Feb 14, 2021 near Flowing…, AZ
Enjoy a taste of riding among the giant saguaros on narrow singletrack.
Feb 14, 2017 near Flowing…, AZ
Take a lap on the Desperado Loop to experience fun, flowy singletrack.
Feb 17, 2017 near Flowing…, AZ
Zippin' down the trail #3
Feb 14, 2021 near Flowing…, AZ
Zippin' down the trail #2
Feb 14, 2021 near Flowing…, AZ
A desperado on Desperado.
Apr 5, 2020 near Flowing…, AZ

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Mar 20, 2021
Victor Valencia
4mi — 0h 28m
Feb 27, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
Really fun! This trail was easy.
Jan 17, 2021
Woody Feffer
First trail ride on the new gravel bikes. Loved it!
Jan 7, 2021
Haleigh Powell
Dec 31, 2020
Dan 60D5H411
With T, O, E
Dec 19, 2020
Shawn Villalpando
Super easy, fast, flowy
Nov 21, 2020
Private User
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