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Arizona Trail (Snowbowl Road to Aspen Corner)

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (10)

Steady climb through beautiful forest in the SF peaks - lots of fun on the way down!


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4.8

Miles

7.7

KM

Singletrack

8,842' 2,695 m

High

7,665' 2,336 m

Low

1,235' 377 m

Up

62' 19 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

This section of the AZ Trail was only recently completed, hence it doesn't yet appear in most maps or guidebooks. It is inconspicuously marked by trail signs along Snowbowl Road, and parking is unmarked. The trail, however, is top-notch - it offers a great workout as it climbs up the lower slopes of the San Francisco Peaks, and a fantastic cruise on the descent!

From Snowbowl Road the trail winds through pines, gaining elevation steadily along the way. Kudos to the trail engineers for building an incredibly smooth and never-too-steep trail through some pretty tough terrain! As the trail gets higher it starts to get more difficult, or maybe its just the altitude. Regardless, the forest turns to aspen and mixed conifer, and its downright beautiful.

This segment of the AZ Trail tops out in an aspen glade out at the intersection with the short connector trail to the parking at Aspen Corner.

The ride down is a blast.

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Shared By:

Almonzo Wilder

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 10 votes

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in Mount Elden

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in Mount Elden

#111

in Arizona

#4,637

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Burly aspen near Aspen Corner
Jun 4, 2013 near Flagstaff, AZ
More smooth singletrack than the terrain warrants.
Jun 4, 2013 near Flagstaff, AZ
Fun log obstacle.  A bit bigger than the picture portrays.
Aug 4, 2014 near Flagstaff, AZ

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Sep 3, 2017
Marcus Heggestad
Road up on Snow Bowl rd. . I did not like the trail at all. Rocks everywhere the whole way down. Not big rocks, but was a bumpy ride for sure.
Jul 21, 2017
Dan Krollman
We went down right after a monsoon came through so it was a little muddy. However the trail itself was great! Fun downhill with various terrain. 4.8mi
Jun 18, 2017
Dan J
Apr 23, 2017
scott Cunningham
Aug 2, 2014
Tim Heid
w/ Nick S.