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Desperado Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 4.7 (56)

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 Leashed

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 and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 56 votes

#110

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  4.7 from 56 votes
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Trail Rankings

#8

in Arizona

#110

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Photos

Zippin' down the line
Feb 14, 2021 near Flowing…, AZ
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
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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Feb 24, 2022
mike kelly
3 loops desperado, wildflower, oxbow, night hawk. Please yield to other users our continued access might depend on it. 12mi
Feb 22, 2022
Andy Hubble
Always dig this ride, but a little crowded today 4mi — 32h 20m
Jan 21, 2022
Rock On
lots of hikers with dogs
Nov 25, 2021
Mountain Park
1.5mi — 0h 04m
Nov 24, 2021
Jazz Carr
3.6mi
Nov 23, 2021
Jazz Carr
3.6mi
Nov 12, 2021
Miriam R
Desperado to Wildflower to Oxbow to Nighthawk to Desperado counter clockwise 4.7mi — 0h 38m
Aug 19, 2021
Crystal McCloyn