14.7 miles
Distance
794 ft
Climb
-2,638 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Fun Downhill from Snowbowl parking lot to Fort Valley.

Detailed Description
AZT Snow Bowl to Ft. Valley is a 15 mile less 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 8 trails. This route climbs 794 ft with a max elevation of 9,094 ft then descends -2,638 ft.
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19 Reviews & Comments

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Butterman55 (Oct 11, 2021 at 11:06)
I have to disagree slightly with the previous reviewer. If you like a good challenge, the climb from lower Snowbowl road to Aspen Corner on the AZT is quite good. I’d say it’s perhaps a “navy blue” in a few places for both climbing and descending. For athletic and technically skilled bikers it’s not bad at all, and for intermediate riders, it’s a great trail to grow your strength and skill on while also rewarding you with some of the best scenery in Flagstaff.
Over all, it’s one of the best trails in the area in my opinion. It’s got it all, strep and fairly technical climbs without being brutal, smooth flowing singletrack with grippy loam, wide open vistas, deep dark and dank Fir stands, and bright golden luminous stands of aspen with ferns.
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Butterman55 (Oct 11, 2021 at 11:06)
I have to disagree slightly with the previous reviewer. If you like a good challenge, the climb from lower Snowbowl road to Aspen Corner on the AZT is quite good. I’d say it’s perhaps a “navy blue” in a few places for both climbing and descending. For athletic and technically skilled bikers it’s not bad at all, and for intermediate riders, it’s a great trail to grow your strength and skill on while also rewarding you with some of the best scenery in Flagstaff.
Over all, it’s one of the best trails in the area in my opinion. It’s got it all, strep and fairly technical climbs without being brutal, smooth flowing singletrack with grippy loam, wide open vistas, deep dark and dank Fir stands, and bright golden luminous stands of aspen with ferns.
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Ktobin23 (Jun 24, 2021 at 17:12)
Trail Lower Moto
This trail should be rated a green. It is generally flat and does not have any features like other flow trails in the area. This trail is meant for dirt bikes that generate speed via motor. On a non motorized bike this trail runs slow. This flat and featureless trail would be great for a beginner learning how to ride single track, but if you are an intermediate-advanced rider you will hate this trail.
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Ktobin23 (Jun 24, 2021 at 17:12)
Trail Lower Moto
This trail should be rated a green. It is generally flat and does not have any features like other flow trails in the area. This trail is meant for dirt bikes that generate speed via motor. On a non motorized bike this trail runs slow. This flat and featureless trail would be great for a beginner learning how to ride single track, but if you are an intermediate-advanced rider you will hate this trail.
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Tonypoer (Aug 16, 2020 at 9:25)
Trail Fort Valley
Yes, it is actually closed. The “start” off of lower moto next to poker is NOT closed off so it still looks like a usable trail from that area but after about a quarter mile it’s wiped out.
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Triken (Jun 22, 2020 at 21:14)
Trail Lower Moto
Nice trail. Climbing all the way.
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Triken (Jun 22, 2020 at 21:14)
Trail Lower Moto
Nice trail. Climbing all the way.
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DertHerrington (Nov 17, 2019 at 18:25)
Trail Fort Valley
this trail no longer exists! maybe it will in the future, as it was in the past, but now it is a massive tangle of slash and bulldozer fort piles. The ENTIRE trail is not enjoyably rideable unless you enjoy riding through logging machinery sand piles
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  • + 1
jeffgicklhorn SDMB (Jul 22, 2019 at 12:27)
Don’t make the mistake we did while visiting and ride up from the snowbowl road (steep and rocky). Everyone either pedals up the road to Aspen Corner or shuttles. Otherwise great trail.
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jeffgicklhorn SDMB (Jul 22, 2019 at 12:27)
Don’t make the mistake we did while visiting and ride up from the snowbowl road (steep and rocky). Everyone either pedals up the road to Aspen Corner or shuttles. Otherwise great trail.
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  • + 1
bensgig (Jun 26, 2019 at 14:42)
Trail Lower Moto
Mostly the intermediate trail good gradual little climb upwards coming back is a lot of fun though.
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bensgig (Jun 26, 2019 at 14:42)
Trail Lower Moto
Mostly the intermediate trail good gradual little climb upwards coming back is a lot of fun though.
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bensgig (Jun 26, 2019 at 14:42)
Trail Fort Valley
Good little gradual incline trail from red to green. Nothing too hard or techy. Fun coming the other way though. Beginner with intermediate sections
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atfarley (Apr 7, 2018 at 20:06)
Trail Lower Moto
Meh, it really could be a 4 or 5 star trail but the motorcycle destruction between turns really take the spirit out of it.
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atfarley (Apr 7, 2018 at 20:06)
Trail Lower Moto
Meh, it really could be a 4 or 5 star trail but the motorcycle destruction between turns really take the spirit out of it.
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flagrfr (Feb 8, 2018 at 18:49)
Trail Lower Moto
Definitely worth it to come down to Easter Island, decently flowy with some rocks
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flagrfr (Feb 8, 2018 at 18:49)
Trail Lower Moto
Definitely worth it to come down to Easter Island, decently flowy with some rocks
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  • - 2
Streetdoctor (Nov 10, 2017 at 14:18)
Trail Lower Moto
Boring monotonous (sp?) sweeping turns back and forth. Predictable, boring.
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Streetdoctor (Nov 10, 2017 at 14:18)
Trail Lower Moto
Boring monotonous (sp?) sweeping turns back and forth. Predictable, boring.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for AZT Snow Bowl to Ft. Valley mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,844 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,250 ft
  • Altitude start
    9,094 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,251 ft
  • Grade
    -2.4%
  • Grade max
    -124.1%
  • Grade min
    140.1%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,215 ft
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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AZT/C - Aspen Nature Loop
Sep 26, 2022 @ 12:58pm
Sep 26, 2022
Nice and tacky. Beautiful hike through a huge Aspen grove. Wonderful views.
AZT - San Francisco Peaks
Sep 18, 2022 @ 6:09am
Sep 18, 2022
Still in excellent condition
AZT - Fort Valley
Aug 19, 2022 @ 11:56am
Aug 19, 2022
Western 3 miles of trail is OPEN, Eastern 4 miles is still CLOSED between AZT Equestrian Bypass and Weatherford Trailhead. See closure area on map.
Lower Moto
Oct 10, 2020 @ 1:29pm
Oct 10, 2020
Very dry and dusty, easy to lose the front if you're not paying attention
Fort Valley
Apr 22, 2020 @ 12:34pm
Apr 22, 2020
Just a Sandy logging road. Had to carry bike over multiple log piles. Very loose and not a distinguishable riding trail.
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