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South Desert Loop

 3.3 (4)

6.9 Miles 11.2 Kilometers


75%

Singletrack

254' 77 m

Ascent

-256' -78 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

3,136' 956 m

High

3,006' 916 m

Low

Shared By Kirk Astroth

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A nice, level ride on singletrack and doubletrack south of Continental Road.

Kirk Astroth

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Signs say private property but you are fine to ride there with a permit. Park at the Performing Arts Center/GV Pima College Campus just to the north of the trailhead.

Overview

A great set of easy loops for beginners.

Need to Know

You need a permit which is FREE. Visit the Freeport-McMoRan site here to fill out the request.

Description

For beginners, this is a great featured ride. It is mostly level with only a few inclines. Nothing technical but some great views of the Santa Rita Mountains in the far southeast distance if you don't mind riding near mine tailings.

Royce's Ridge is a section along an old railbed that is elevated above the terrain. It's best to stay off the powerline roads -- especially 306 -- as they go up and down with lots of loose rocks. Trail 335 is the best way into this area.

History & Background

This land was formerly Arizona State land but was purchased by Freeport McMoRan Mining Company for access to water. You'll see large water tanks around on the property and large black pipes.

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Sep 3, 2018
Britt Adams
Sep 17, 2017
Martin Attebery
lots of cholla bits on the trail

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