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Classic Sonoran Desert riding.


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29.6

Miles

47.6

KM

Singletrack

4,020' 1,225 m

High

1,785' 544 m

Low

1,946' 593 m

Up

4,181' 1,274 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Limited water and sun exposed. Ride prepared.

Description

Starting at Freeman Rd., go north. The trail is overall flat with a slight downhill. You'll find fast trails for the first 20 miles that click along quickly. Overall, the trail is not very rocky and has a few sandy spots. After the powerlines, the elevation track starts to change with some ups and downs through the wash.

Soon you are climbing out of the wash to then climb Ripsey Hill. Extra points for a clean ascent, it gets steep and loose on some of the switchbacks. Then the long descent to the Kelvin Trailhead.

The descent is definitely the most fun, with long ridge running, route finding, and steep switchbacks. Tight switchbacks and sweeping desert views are the norm, and you'll be breathless by the time you reach the bottom. Whether that's from the adrenaline, the views, or pedaling up smaller rollers is up to you! Keep going along the singletrack to reach the bridge across the Gila River.

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Jason Osborn

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Photos

More ridgetop running. Notice trail vagueness, you might not see any other tracks.
Aug 7, 2013 near Kearny, AZ
Bathtub Spring in the Ripsey Wash
Aug 7, 2013 near Kearny, AZ
2000 ft ridgetop super-moto descent to Kelvin
Aug 7, 2013 near Kearny, AZ
Looking north towards Kelvin.
Jan 9, 2016 near Kearny, AZ
Beautiful remote singletrack
Aug 7, 2013 near Kearny, AZ
Atop "The Big Hill"
Jan 9, 2016 near Kearny, AZ

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