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blueBlack Sunset

Trail

4.7 mile 7.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,488' 454 m
Descent: -486' -148 m
High: 9,140' 2,786 m
Low: 8,058' 2,456 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 50% (26°)

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Trail shared by Almonzo Wilder

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

Almonzo Wilder

E-Bikes Unknown

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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

#523

Overall
  4.6 from 14 votes
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#2

in Mount Elden

#28

in Arizona

#523

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