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10-Mile Romp and Stomp

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Six miles of romp, three miles of stomp, and one mile of poetic license.


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Map Key

9.0

Miles

14.5

KM

75%

Singletrack

368' 112 m

High

175' 53 m

Low

548' 167 m

Up

549' 167 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

A three-mile, easy warm-up and three-mile warm-down (Romp) with about three miles of demanding riding (Stomp) in the middle. Don't ask where the 10th mile is 'cause I don't know.

Need to Know

Watch for wildlife on this ride. Bighorn sheep, swallows, owls, hawks, vultures, snakes, foxes, coyotes. The habitat around the peak is unique and varied, attracting all sorts of critters.

Description

First three miles are cruising along the canal road. There are a few descents and climbs as you ride around the retention basins, adding a bit of interest to an otherwise uneventful leg.

Exit the road, and the next three miles are the Stomp! Demanding, old-school singletrack. The trail here features narrow, steep, short, punchy climbs, often with loose gravel. A few places have exposure on both sides, but there are no big drops or significant technical challenges. Intermediate skills and a level head will get you through.

All the climbs, but one, are manageable by the weekend warrior with good technique and reasonable fitness level. The climb near the mid-point of the ride is only doable by demi-gods.

After beating yourself up around the peak and climbing out of the valley, you get another three-plus miles to recover. The ride back has more interest than the road out and if you want to avoid the gravel-grinding on the way in, you could take Ryan's Trail out and back for a "lollipop" route instead.

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Shared By:

Karl Ingersoll

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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Photos

Yuma Composite middle school MTB team out for their first taste of true singletrack
Nov 11, 2017 near Yuma, 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
Karl and Kathy on their Ventana.
Jan 24, 2016 near Yuma, AZ
Experience a diverse landscape all around you as you ride the Sugarloaf Peak Trails.
Mar 29, 2017 near Yuma, AZ
Gnarly Sonoran Desert terrain with Sugarloaf Peak and Chocolate Mountains in the background
May 24, 2015 near Yuma, AZ

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Jun 29, 2019
David Garcia
Got lost a couple times but fun challenging ride. 10mi — 2h 03m
May 14, 2019
Blake Stallworth
Oct 14, 2018
Jamaicbilly Aldstadt
Apr 2, 2017
Brea Witt
There are a couple super tough, loose uphills on this ride. The downhills, though short, were awesome. Enjoyed seeing the variety in terrain. 9.2mi