Sunset

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4.7 Miles 7.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,488' 454 m

Ascent

-486' -148 m

Descent

9,140' 2,786 m

High

8,058' 2,456 m

Low

8%

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50%

Max Grade (26°)

All Clear

52 days agoUpdate

Varied riding with smooth forested singletrack, ridgeline vistas, and steep technical sections

Jason Wilder

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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Oct 31, 2016
Patrick McCarthy
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

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  4.5 from 8 votes

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in Arizona

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All Clear 52 days ago

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


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