92 miles
Distance
13,996 ft
Climb
-15,651 ft
Descent
4,212 ft
High Point

Toughest single day ride on the AES calendar. This is a point-2-point ride on the Arizona Trail from Picketpost trailhead to Tiger Mine trailhead near Oracle. This entire route is extremely remote, prepare yourself for backcountry riding.

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Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for AES: Gila100 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,655 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,650 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,052 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,397 ft
  • Grade
    -0.341%
  • Grade max
    -43.733%
  • Grade min
    42.262%
  • Distance climb
    39 miles
  • Distance down
    44 miles
  • Distance flat
    9 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Picketpost to Kelvin
Picketpost to Kelvin
9:56 | 217 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jan 6, 2016
Amazing bucket list ride
'The Gorge'
"The Gorge"
5:25 | 349 | comments: 0 | favs:
Nov 20, 2014
Flowy section along the gorge lip.
fall into a bush on the azt
fall into a bush on the azt
14:49 | 420 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
Nov 3, 2014
geoff taking a fall

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Arizona Trail: Picketpost to Kelvin
May 16, 2018 @ 3:53pm
May 16, 2018
Overall the trail is lose, not too techonical. Might have to hike a bike in some areas. Arms got pretty scratched up. Some area's are overgrown with brush. Had a run-in with a diamondback rattlesnake on the way down. The area wasn't very trafficked so have to be careful. I went to the fence and came back down.
AZT (Tortilla Mountains)
Feb 8, 2018 @ 8:03am
Feb 8, 2018
Lots of cow singletrack
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