60.5 miles
Distance
4,444 ft
Climb
-4,448 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Loop around Flagstaff- bikepacking

Detailed Description
Around Flagstaff Bikepacking is a 60 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Flagstaff Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 40 trails. This route climbs 4,444 ft with a max elevation of 8,114 ft then descends -4,448 ft.
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34 Reviews & Comments

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chandler219 (Nov 4, 2021 at 22:56)
Trail Rocky Moto
I noticed its a motorcycle trail. Has anyone seen dirtbikes on it?
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Challis1 (Oct 21, 2021 at 7:35)
Rode this from Sandy Seep jct to Little Bear. Very nice job with the routing. A few fun and easy rocky sections and also some short flowy spots. Overall a good access trail but also fun by itself.
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PacoMTB (Aug 23, 2021 at 7:27)
Trail underneath highway was closed in June because the National Forrest was closed due to fires. It is open again.
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PacoMTB (Aug 12, 2021 at 20:51)
Trail Rocky Moto
Not a fun MTB experience. Just like the main description states and most of the other comments. It is just an annoying rocky trail. Would not recommend.
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Astrotexan (Jun 14, 2021 at 17:48)
This trail does not appear to go through anymore. There is a fence at the Highway underpass on the west side.
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jrobo (Oct 21, 2020 at 1:59)
Fun, curvy and mildly rocky with a fun descent into Cheshire. Great for a short ride.
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nearswisky (Sep 13, 2020 at 9:24)
Trail Rocky Moto
Pedal strike to the max. Hard to keep momentum up. A lot of hike a bike.
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Chris59 (Aug 1, 2020 at 20:31)
Trail Rocky Moto
I agree with the main description.
AZT is more fun to ride.
We started Rocky Moto near the Snowbowl road, went up then rode it from west to east. That was a mistake.
If you're determined to ride this trail on a bicycle, I suggest ride east to west, it will be mostly downhill.
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Triken (Jun 22, 2020 at 20:18)
Trail FSR 164B
Very chunky and fitted out in spots.
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ponderosatrey (Dec 4, 2019 at 12:15)
As of 2019 This is part of the Flagstaff Loop Trail
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ponderosatrey (Dec 4, 2019 at 12:15)
As of 2019 This is part of the Flagstaff Loop Trail
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ponderosatrey (Dec 4, 2019 at 12:14)
This is also part of the Flagstaff Loop Trail
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BeenRoamin28 (Oct 21, 2019 at 10:30)
Trail Fsr 6275
Road is closed to cars!!! Trees down, doesnt look like it was open anytime soon.
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BeenRoamin28 (Oct 21, 2019 at 10:30)
Trail Fsr 6275
Road is closed to cars!!! Trees down, doesnt look like it was open anytime soon.
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Screbner (Oct 11, 2019 at 17:14)
Definitely more challenging than the Mars Hill trail!
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rockychrysler (Oct 5, 2019 at 8:24)
Trail Rusty Pipe
Lower Rusty Pipe
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ponderosatrey (Sep 24, 2019 at 11:07)
Trail Rocky Moto
Good to work on techy climbing on some parts flowy near moto trail and other parts it is washed out and just sucks
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joedave (Aug 24, 2019 at 22:33)
Pretty but very XC type trail. I feel it’s mid labeld personally, it should be a green trail.
There’s one or two fun sections otherwise a exceptionally hard tail friendly trail.
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joedave (Aug 24, 2019 at 22:32)
Pretty scenery but very XC type trail. I feel it’s mid labeld personally, it should be a green trail.
There’s one or two fun sections otherwise a exceptionally hard tail friendly trail.
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joedave (Aug 24, 2019 at 22:32)
Pretty scenery but very XC type trail. I feel it’s mid labeld personally, it should be a green trail.
There’s one or two fun sections otherwise a exceptionally hard tail friendly trail.
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joedave (Aug 24, 2019 at 22:32)
Pretty scenery but very XC type trail. I feel it’s mid labeld personally, it should be a green trail.
There’s one or two fun sections otherwise a exceptionally hard tail friendly trail.
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joedave (Aug 24, 2019 at 22:31)
Pretty but very XC type trail. I feel it’s mid labeld personally, it should be a green trail.
There’s one or two fun sections otherwise a exceptionally hard tail friendly trail.
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joedave (Aug 24, 2019 at 22:31)
Pretty but very XC type trail. I feel it’s mid labeld personally, it should be a green trail.
There’s one or two fun sections otherwise a exceptionally hard tail friendly trail.
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joedave (Aug 24, 2019 at 22:31)
Pretty but very XC type trail. I feel it’s mid labeld personally, it should be a green trail.
There’s one or two fun sections otherwise a exceptionally hard tail friendly trail.
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Sethrpollack (Jul 29, 2019 at 11:11)
Mildly rocky which was a bit much on gravel bike
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Olderlaw (Jul 21, 2019 at 11:01)
A fun easier intermediate loop. The east side of the trail is a bike path, but the west side has some good climbs and descents.
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Olderlaw (Jul 21, 2019 at 11:01)
A fun easier intermediate loop. The east side of the trail is a bike path, but the west side has some good climbs and descents.
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Olderlaw (Jul 21, 2019 at 11:01)
A fun easier intermediate loop. The east side of the trail is a bike path, but the west side has some good climbs and descents.
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ColtonRehn (Apr 12, 2018 at 18:34)
Trail Rocky Moto
Moto cross trail
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Rhyatt (Aug 27, 2017 at 12:18)
Awesome ride from Craig's house!!!
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Revelstuck (Apr 22, 2017 at 20:28)
This trail is barely a green. Great for first day ever on a bike, but not a destination trail.
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Revelstuck (Apr 22, 2017 at 20:28)
This trail is barely a green. Great for first day ever on a bike, but not a destination trail.
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Revelstuck (Apr 22, 2017 at 20:28)
This trail is barely a green. Great for first day ever on a bike, but not a destination trail.
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flappjack99 (Sep 9, 2015 at 4:50)
Short single track section of the Flag loop trail system. It a little overgrown with tall grass right now but still fun.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Around Flagstaff Bikepacking mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,482 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,703 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,703 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -38.9%
  • Grade min
    53.4%
  • Distance climb
    27 miles
  • Distance down
    25 miles
  • Distance flat
    8 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Pipeline Fire burned very hot in this area, nothing was left alive. With the grass and duff fully consumed as well, the tread is nearly impossible to find in many places and destroyed and/or impassable due to flooding and downed char in many others.
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