9.9 miles
Distance
990 ft
Climb
-991 ft
Descent
4,699 ft
High Point

If you're searching for some rowdy and unique desert riding, this is the loop for you. This route takes you along the beginnings of Chuckwagon and Mescal and then throws you down the Canyon of Fools. From the AZ Cypress Trailhead, head up Snake to Girdner to connect to Chuckwagon. Continue to ride the full Chuckwagon trail, which gives you some punchy short climbs, some more sustained, followed by flowy and fast downhills. Climb the beginnings of Mescal to the picturesque amphitheater. Don't let the views distract you from the trail - Mescal has a couple of spicy moves. Almost to the end of the amphitheater you'll see the trail intersection and drop in for Canyon of Fools. This trail follows an arroyo (a small desert canyon) with some technical and hard features. The faster you go the smoother it gets. Return to the Trailhead via OK trail and AZ Cypress.

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Trails in Route

AZ Cypress115 ft
Snake2,835 ft
Girdner991 ft
Chuck Wagon1,444 ft
Long Canyon DT174 ft
To Mescal663 ft
To Long Canyon991 ft
Mescal1 mile
Canyon of Fools (Upper)3,802 ft
Yucca46 ft
Canyon of Fools2,425 ft
Dawa482 ft
OK1,352 ft
AZ Cypress2,615 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
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  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    139
More Stats for DRYCRK 6 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,400 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,431 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,429 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -25.4%
  • Grade min
    35%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Snake
Jan 12, 2022 @ 2:52pm
Jan 12, 2022
AZ Cypress
Jan 9, 2022 @ 1:35pm
Jan 9, 2022
Girdner
Jan 5, 2022 @ 1:24pm
Jan 5, 2022
Wet patches left from snow melt.
Canyon of Fools
Jan 4, 2022 @ 8:36am
Jan 4, 2022
Lower section is nuked from the monsoons, pretty much washed away all of the flow sections. Verticle cutbanks and flat chunk bottom.
Mescal
Jan 2, 2022 @ 2:04pm
Jan 2, 2022
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