Mingus Mountain Loop For Mountain Biking

The 18th most popular mountain bike trail in Arizona.

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West of Cottonwood and northeast of Prescott near Jerome, the Mingus Mountain Loop is a 16.6 mile loop open to mountain biking, ATV riding and off-road motorcycle trails riding. The trail follows a long narrow shelf road with views of the Verde Valley.

To reach the trailhead from Cottonwood, head west on SR89A through Jerome. A few miles past Jerome, look for FS104 on the left side of the road. Head southeast on FS104 to FS413 (aka Allan Springs Road). This could be a nice place to park. The loop follows FS413 around Mingus Mountain and heads north to Jerome.

If you are looking for a nice downhill run, you can head down FS493 into Cottonwood for a 4,300 foot descent!

Note: A section of FS413 passes through a private inholding owned by Phelps Dodge Mining. There is no public easement, but as of July 2006, the mining company was permitting access.

Overall, Mingus Mountain Loop is the 18th most popular mountain bike trail of all 103 mountain biking rides in Arizona. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Mingus Mountain Loop including Bradshaw Mountains, Granite Mountain / Granite Basin, West Spruce Trail, Groom Creek Trail, Mount Union / Yankee Doodle Trail and Thumb Butte.

Mingus Mountain Loop Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  PNF (928) 443-8000 or 445-7253; Arizona Tourism (866) 275-5816.

Recommended Book:  "Sedona Fat Tire Tales And Trails" from Cosmic Ray

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Mt. Version Inn (928) 778-0886; Prescott Pines Inn (800) 541-5374.

Breakfast Restaurant:  Flat Iron Cafe, Jerome

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/

GPS:  34.7075, -112.1499

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  7/5/2016

ID:  5841

Mingus Mountain Loop Mountain Biking Map


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