7.6 miles
Distance
1,046 ft
Climb
-1,042 ft
Descent
2,042 ft
High Point

Big loop through the Verrado trail system taking most of the challenging trails to create a big loop. Route is best during cooler times.

Detailed Description
Big Verrado Ride is a 8 mile popular intermediate route located near Buckeye Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 1,046 ft with a max elevation of 2,042 ft then descends -1,042 ft.
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18 Reviews & Comments

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treitz (Jan 3, 2023 at 7:49)
Did this loop for the first time yesterday. Excellent tech loop in the West Valley! Really enjoyed it. Some trail signage would be great though for wayfinding purposes.
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jeast15 (Aug 24, 2022 at 14:42)
Trail SOB
Great ride. Fast and flowy describes it well, a couple semi-tough little spots but nothing crazy. Def need decent travel in your forks and more than a basic setup
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Irishragamuffin (Mar 21, 2022 at 22:04)
Trail Tecate
Tecate actually meets with cholla and glory trails at the slickrock, map is slightly off.
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Irishragamuffin (Mar 21, 2022 at 22:02)
Works great to reach deadhead loop, also works great as an out and back with a fast techy downhill.
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Irishragamuffin (Mar 21, 2022 at 21:57)
Recent trail work has made this area better, just ride the outside loop. Drops, rock rolls and generally great tech!
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Iannicc33 (Sep 2, 2021 at 11:15)
I think this is one of the best rocky downhills in the west valley, trails in great shape and has some good views.
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Cbake (Feb 18, 2021 at 19:20)
Great trail. Great climb getting up to it
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Iannicc33 (Dec 18, 2020 at 11:34)
Looks overgrown and forgotten. A winding hot mess at times. Used it to get to Highline from OH pass.
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Irishragamuffin (Nov 16, 2020 at 21:17)
Trail El Guapo
Known locally as Highline no75, this is the hardest trail in the Lost Creek trail system, if you like slowish technical chunk like I do you will enjoy it. This one should be ridden downhill only, north to south. Keep your eyes open, wildlife abounds in this area including deer.
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JohnGast (Jun 13, 2020 at 15:37)
This trail is messed up so bad you don't know where to go..I got lost out their.and the next trail called guapo is not guapo it's highline.
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JohnGast (Jun 13, 2020 at 15:29)
Trail El Guapo
This is not guapo it's called highline..and forget deadpass trail that is a hot mess,it's like 2figure 8's payed on top of each other...easy to get lost here
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AZXJ (Jun 10, 2020 at 22:26)
Trail El Guapo
First time on this one today - rode it uphill. I definitely do not recommend riding this one uphill, lol... I didn't notice that it's primarily ridden downhill per the description. Well, that's good recommendation. I was thinking, during my multiple HAB's, who on earth could climb this nasty beast? Guess I'll try it the other way next time and either revise or edit this comment!
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Irishragamuffin (Mar 13, 2020 at 21:26)
Best to start up Petro ridge (hike up widow Maker, bike up Petro ridge, down Periscope) and then come down. Good technical downhill ride with mild exposure, can get some good speed, but it is rocky. I ride my aggressive hardtail on it just fine.
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Sweetlew10 (Jan 22, 2019 at 17:25)
Trail Tecate
Great blue like all those in the area. Would ride this again. Fast and flowy.
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Sweetlew10 (Jan 22, 2019 at 17:21)
Trail Petro Ridge
Enjoyed this a lot. Solid black. Not too much HAB.
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Sweetlew10 (Jan 22, 2019 at 17:21)
Rode this finish to start. Good climb. Had to hike a bike a couple times. Overall nice black. Nothing too out of control.
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Sweetlew10 (Jan 22, 2019 at 17:20)
Trail SOB
Nice trail. Nothing crazy. Some good climbs and fast and flowy. All around great blue.
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AZTMTBR (Jun 3, 2018 at 12:32)
Trail Tecate
Love this flowy trail from north to south.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
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  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
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  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for Big Verrado Ride mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,421 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,427 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,430 ft
  • Grade max
    -50.1%
  • Grade min
    32.3%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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