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Sunset

 4.6 (14)
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4.7 Miles 7.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,488' 454 m

Ascent

-486' -148 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

50%

Max Grade (26°)

9,140' 2,786 m

High

8,058' 2,456 m

Low

Shared By Almonzo Wilder

Conditions


All Clear 88 days ago
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Varied riding with smooth forested singletrack, ridgeline vistas, and steep technical sections

Almonzo Wilder

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Description

Sunset is a trail with two distinct personalities. The softer side of Sunset is from Schultz Pass to the intersection with the Little Bear Trail. It's a moderate cruise that climbs through shaded conifer forest over a small saddle, where beautiful views of the SF Peaks can be had.

Beyond Little Bear, Sunset gets serious as it climbs to the main ridgeline of Mount Elden. The "Hobbit Forest" is a steep technical rock garden set in an aspen forest. Past this, the trail stays near to the summit ridge, where there are big views to the east toward the Painted Desert over the slopes burned by the 1977 Radio Fire.

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Nov 21, 2018
Patrick Woods
Pedalled up and back - didn't do the final section. All clear and rideable. An excellent descent! Rough and chunky here, high speed flow there! 7.6mi — 1h 30m
Oct 22, 2017
Evan McNiel
Oct 31, 2016
Patrick McCarthy 1
Oct 18, 2016
Michael Turner
Fun but tough little ride. Nursing an injury so walked more than I normally would.
Oct 26, 2013
Roger Esson
8mi
Jul 19, 2003
Tom Fraser

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 14 votes

#2

in Mount Elden

#480

Overall
  4.6 from 14 votes
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#2

in Mount Elden

#27

in Arizona

#480

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Michael Turner
Boulder, CO
Michael Turner   Boulder, CO
Mostly Blue/black but the rock garden is a tough one if you aren't at least an intermediate bordering on advanced rider. I was nursing five stitches from a previous fall so I walked most of it. I would normally have ridden it but prudence was the way to go. Oct 21, 2016
Excellent! Without knowing any better, I climbed Sunset. Altitude and some steep/technical sections made it tough. But, the descent was absolutely worth it! Great combination of chunky and flowy fun. It was later recommended to me that the ride starts at the "Y" where Shultz Pass Rd and Mt Elden Lookout Rd split, and you ride up Elden Lookout Rd to the top of Sunset, then descend Sunset and also descend Shultz Creek Trail back to your car. I'll be back to try that route next time. Nov 21, 2018

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