Located within the Cave Creek Ranger District, thismountain bike route tracks either the New River along FS41 (13.5 mi.) or the New River Mesa (12.2 mi.) along FS17 starting from FS 24 (Cave Creek Road). The scenery includes long range views of the riparian habitat associated with the New River, as well as the chaparral vegatation and juniper woodlands.
Overall, New River Mesa is the 53rd most popular mountain bike trail of all 103 mountain biking rides in Arizona.