6.9 miles
Distance
413 ft
Climb
-411 ft
Descent
1,300 ft
High Point

Course may change based upon race day conditions.

Challenging, technical desert track - loose rocks, sand and short power climbs.

Detailed Description
6 Hours in the Papago is a 7 mile less popular intermediate race route located near Tempe Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 17 trails. This route climbs 413 ft with a max elevation of 1,300 ft then descends -411 ft.
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6 Reviews & Comments

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Ksmcafee (May 23, 2022 at 7:01)
Trail Papago South
Aka "ASU building"
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Ksmcafee (May 23, 2022 at 6:59)
Good, rocky, almost techy climb to one of the higher points in the park. There is a great singletrack flow line down the west side of the ridge once you get to the top ("Papago single track" in Strava)
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Ksmcafee (May 23, 2022 at 6:57)
Trailforks shoes this south to north, but is largely used as a downhill line taken from north to south. If you decide to climb this trail, watch out for riders coming down.
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ceferstroms (Aug 3, 2020 at 9:08)
For the first half
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ceferstroms (Aug 3, 2020 at 9:06)
Super fun fast flow and chunk trail I just wouldn’t consider it a green closer to a blue
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outbackwack (Oct 9, 2018 at 21:55)
Trail was extremely difficult to follow. No signs. Rocky, open desert. Crisscrosses many other unmarked trails.
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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    12
More Stats for 6 Hours in the Papago mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,161 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,161 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,161 ft
  • Grade max
    -29.5%
  • Grade min
    24.5%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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