Pima and Dynamite

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Pima and Dynamite

Riding Trail

Pima and Dynamite

by: Honza
Location:  Phoenix, AZ          Longitude:  -111.8894    Latitude:  33.7414
Easy to hard set of single track and double track trails, winding through boulders and excellent single-track portions in the amazing Sonoran Desert.
Features and Interests:   Excellent single tracks amonghst hills of boulders. Great examples of the ocotillo, cholla, creosote, palo verdes, and mesquites of Sonoran Desert.
Flora/Fauna on this Trail:
NOTE: Arizona Trust Land permit required (http://www.land.state.az.us/programs/natural/recreation_permit.htm)

Located in the north valley in most beautiful Sonoran desert you can find, this singletrack area is for riders of all experience levels. Most of the riding is fast rolling terrain (sometimes even too many up and down dips :-)) with occasional short steep climbs; no long downhill or uphill portions here.

There are no markers (only a few trail numbers) so use the power-lines to keep direction and guide you out and back to your car. On the way out you will experience gradual uphill, with way back being quite fast.
Trail Distance:  45 miles round-trip
Elevation:  2200ft - 2600ft   (change 400ft)
Trail Difficutly:  Moderate - requires some endurance, elevation changes
How Crowded:  Occassional passing
Season:  September to June
Accomodations: (on site) From the SR101 loop, tak the Pima north exit to Dynamite. Make a right onto dynamite and park anywhere under powerlines (best to continue on Dynamite and make a U turn - parking west bound).Paved road or trail to the trailhead
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Tom's Thumb   -   Moderate : 5 miles long : 2700ft to 3800ft (change 1100ft)
Windgate Pass Trail via Gateway Loop   -   Difficult : 7.7 miles long : 1721ft to 3045ft (change 1324ft)
Bell Pass Trail via Gateway Loop   -   Moderate : 7 miles long : 1720ft to 3218ft (change 1498ft)
Bell Pass and Windgate Pass Loop Trail   -   Difficult : 9.7 miles long : 1720ft to 3218ft (change 1498ft)
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