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10-Mile Romp

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9.6 Miles 15.5 Kilometers


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642' 196 m

Ascent

-647' -197 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

671' 204 m

High

178' 54 m

Low

Shared By Karl Ingersoll

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The perfect ride; climb out, downhill back.

Karl Ingersoll

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Overview

This is my favorite ride. A good workout with great views and it doesn't take all day. Check out the profile ... long, gradual climb to the highest elevation in the system at the halfway point, then downhill most of the way back. It doesn't get any better than this. Easy to add some miles if you want by skipping Kristin's Cut and heading north to Paradise Valley.

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It's the desert. It's hot in the summer. Not a lot of people around. Be prepared.

Description

Climb out for the first half with a downhill romp heading back. There are great views of the dunes to the west, hell, great views all around when you hit the midpoint which I call "Top of the World".

Turn left at every intersection except one near the beginning where Back Yard heads down into the valley on the doubletrack. The only other iffy point is after the highpoint where there's a bit of doubletrack then a sharp left.

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May 13, 2018
Jeff Clemons
9.6mi
Apr 20, 2018
Lupe Armas
Mar 21, 2018
Stephanie Landy
Feb 17, 2018
Thomas Jacome
mountain biked with Tony bro 15mi
Jan 21, 2018
Julie Knoll
windy but trail was absolutely gorgeous, loved riding the ridgeline, incredible views from up there! 9.9mi
Mar 6, 2017
Matt Hage
Tough navigation on unmarked track but fun flow trail with spectacular views. 10mi
Feb 4, 2017
Brea Witt
This loop is a weird amount of fun considering the environment. There are beautiful things to see if you open your eyes. Our favorite ride here.

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  4.4 from 8 votes

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This is a really great loop that's on the easier side of moderately difficult--desert riding at its finest! Plenty of climbing with just the right amount of pay-off through fast, flowy descents. As with most of the trails out here, watch your sidewalls on those sharp rocks and bring PLENTY of water/supplies. Can't wait to ride this one again! May 13, 2018

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