Mount Elden Trail System For Mountain Biking

The 17th most popular mountain bike trail in Arizona.

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North of Flagstaff, the Mount Elden and Dry Lake Hills area is home of a magnificent mountain bike trail system on the northern outskirts of Flagstaff. This area has unsurpassed views of the San Francisco Peaks, the volcanic fields of east Flagstaff, Sunset Crater and even the Painted Desert. Keep an eye to the dirt for elusive black bear tracks. The better known singletracks include the popular Sunset Trail (#23 / 4 mi. / 1300), the gnarly descent on the Heart Trail (#1300, 3.5, 1300 feet ), the Little Elden Trail (4.7mi. / 600 ), the Pipeline Trail (#42 / 2.8 mi. / 100), the Rocky Ridge Trail (#153, 2.2 mi. / 100), the Oldham Trail (#1 / 5.5 mi. / 2000) leading direct from town, and the Schultz Creek Trail (#152 / 3.5 mi. / 600) paralleling FS420.

To reach the Buffalo Park trailhead for mountain biking Mount Elden from downtown Flagstaff, head north on US180. Turn right heading east on W. Forest Avenue. Turn left heading north on N. Gemini Drive to the end.

Overall, Mount Elden Trail System is the 17th most popular mountain bike trail of all 103 mountain biking rides in Arizona. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Mount Elden Trail System including Arizona Trail - Marshall Lake, San Francisco Peaks, Wing Mountain / Lava River Cave, Sycamore Point Ride, Observatory Mesa and Old Moqui Stage Coach Route.

Best Mount Elden Trail System Mountain Biking Review | Flagstaff, Arizona

Mount Elden Trail System near Flagstaff (AZ/US)


Local Contact(s):  Coconino National Forest (928) 527-3600; Arizona Tourisim (866) 275-5816; Cosmic Cycles, Flagstaff.

Best Season:  Mar. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Arizona Mountain Inn (800) 239-5236; Birch Tree Inn

Luxury Loding:  Inn At 410 (800) 774-2008; Hotel Monte Vista (800) 545-3068; Weatherford Hotel (520) 779-1919

Breakfast Restaurant:  Late Train Coffee Roaster, Flagstaff

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Article Source:   Best Mount Elden Trail System Mountain Biking Review

GPS:  35.217654, -111.632692

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  7/10/2016

ID:  5811

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