6.5 miles
248 ft
-647 ft
4,194 ft
High Point

Segment of the Arizona Trail between the intersection of Sahuarita Rd & 83 and Lakes Road. Often done as an out-and-back, starting at the trailhead and gate at Sahuarita Rd & 83. Park on south side of Sahuarita Rd or at the lot at the northwest corner of Sahurita Rd and 83.

Created this as a separate/sub-segment, as many people will go to/from this parking lot, instead of going to the other side of 83 and up to Gabe Zimmerman lot.

Detailed Description
AZT - Lakes Road to Sahuarita Rd/83 Lot is a 6 mile popular easy route located near Sahuarita Arizona. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 248 ft with a max elevation of 4,194 ft then descends -647 ft.
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6 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
Griffen1W3A2F (Oct 23, 2021 at 12:56)
The segment of this trail south of 83rd and Sahuarita Rd is very overgrown with Cat claw. Would recommend knee pads, long socks, and long sleeves. Also, the dry lake crossing just south of Lakes Road is not a dry lake right now. You will have to hike-a-bike to get around the lake.
  • + 1
dogbutt65 (Jan 18, 2021 at 18:03)
I completed only the first 8.5 miles of the trail as a self-supported loop as follows: parked at S Charolais Rd (Old Sonoita Hwy) where trail crosses the road at mile 8.5 of ride. Pedaled south up the paved S Charolais Rd for 4-5 miles until it hits Hwy 83. Continuing S for 0.8 miles for the most dangerous part of the ride - cars and a narrow shoulder for ~ 1/2 the distance. Total road time ~ 1/2 hr. The actual trail ride is really fun - pretty smooth and well-maintained for almost entire ride. It includes some very sweet downhill sections and none of the climbs will break an intermediate rider. Nice panorama views from the ridge tops. This is a MUCH easier ride than Las Colinas section of AZT which is just to the south. A really nice ride would be to combine both of these for an all-day funfest. Thanks AZ trail folks for this nice ride.
  • + 0
Flyakbush (Feb 10, 2018 at 13:56)
Great cross bike ride except for the last couple of miles. Super fast and not technical.
  • + 1
jeffgicklhorn SDMB (Oct 2, 2017 at 16:52)
This is a great beginner trail with generally smooth flowing singletrack until the last two miles or so.
  • + 0
Codybachman (Aug 9, 2017 at 8:47)
Fun trail! Trails are decent and dry
  • + 1
suvlako TORCA (Jun 1, 2017 at 10:22)
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More Stats for AZT - Lakes Road to Sahuarita Rd/83 Lot mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -400 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,676 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,076 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,678 ft
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    2 miles
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