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10-Mile Romp

Intermediate
 4.0 (11) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The perfect ride; climb out, downhill back.


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Map Key

9.6

Miles

15.5

KM

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Singletrack

671' 204 m

High

178' 54 m

Low

642' 196 m

Up

647' 197 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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.

Need to Know

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Karl Ingersoll

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 11 votes

#1982

Overall
  4.0 from 11 votes
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Photos

Morning monsoon.
Sep 24, 2017 near Fortuna…, AZ
A happy cycling couple gets out for a ride on the Sugarloaf Peak Trails.
Mar 29, 2017 near Fortuna…, AZ
Yuma Composite middle school MTB team out for their first taste of true singletrack
Nov 11, 2017 near Yuma, AZ
Get out and enjoy the trails at Sugarloaf Peak!
Mar 26, 2017 near Fortuna…, AZ
Dip and climb.
Jan 24, 2016 near Yuma, AZ
Yuma Composite middle school MTB team practices their switchbacks.
Nov 11, 2017 near Yuma, AZ

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Mar 13, 2021
Enrique Atilano
This trail is not very fun. Just a lot of rollers with loose gravel. 12.1mi — 1h 35m
Jan 7, 2021
Paul Kortopates
Fun singletrack and just under a 1K' of elevation gain in the 10 mi loop with nothing terribly steep. 10mi — 1h 36m
Apr 10, 2020
Kim Cerioni
lower tire pressures - 15 front, 20 rear. lots of loose rock. 10mi — 2h 08m
May 16, 2019
Blake Stallworth
May 6, 2019
Blake Stallworth
Mar 31, 2019
Mike Curtis
Feb 18, 2019
Steve Baker
First ride. Sliced rear tire requiring a 4 mile hike. 9.8mi — 2h 35m
May 13, 2018
Jeff Clemons
9.6mi