Monday, January 15, 2007
Arizona Trail at Colossal Cave
Scout is a real mountain dog, a trooper who loves to run. If you put her on a leash, she barks and growls and is loath to obey any order you give her. But if you put her behind a mountain bike she's your best friend.
We went out to check out the Colossal Cave section of the Arizona Trail and had a blast cruising along fresh, super smooth singletrack. I felt pretty guilty riding this great stretch of trail considering that I didn't take part in the Cienega Corridor Construction Project. Alas, it's a new year, and I promise I'll try my hand at trail work.
This is a preliminary post, I'll have maps up as soon as I've ridden the Passage #7 from I-10 to Saguaro National Park.
How to get there: From the intersection of Old Spanish Trail and Pistol Ranch Road, continue on the dirt section of Pistol Ranch Road. After about a mile, you'll see a 4wd track on your right, with a wide improvised parking area. The marked AZ trail will cross this track to your right, heading towards Colossal Cave.
Length: 13 miles from I-10 to Saguaro National Park. (About 4 between Pistol Ranch Road and La Sevilla)
Trail Conditions: Smooth singletrack.
The Map: To Come.
The Ride: We rode up to La Sevilla Campground in Colossal Cave and then back down past my car until we got to a cattle guard on Pistol Ranch Road.