215 miles
Distance
17,941 ft
Climb
-17,939 ft
Descent
3,744 ft
High Point

Use this route at your own risk. The route is not marked. GPS navigation is strongly encouraged.

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This is a 4 day - 3 night 215 mile bikepacking route encompassing the popular trails of the East Valley and beyond included the famed Picketpost to Kelvin segment of the AZT. This is a backcountry ride over unforgiving terrain for most of the route. GPS use is highly recommended. Bring a water filter!! $2 bike entry fees are required for trails inside Usery & San Tan Regional Parks. Expect some hike-a-bike. Most of all, enjoy the ride!!

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Route POI

ParkingSafewayParking
ParkingWalgreensParking
ParkingDe La CruzParking
ParkingFitz StopParking
Water Fountain/SourcePossible CacheWater Fountain/Source
CampingCamp 2Camping
Water Fountain/SourceADOT YardWater Fountain/Source
ParkingCreekside Taco ShackParking
CampingCamp 3 in this areaCamping
Information$2 FeeInformation
GateGateGate
CheckpointSafewayCheckpoint
CampingCamp 1 - VortexCamping
Trail SignBarbed wire fenceTrail Sign
OtherResupplyOther

Details

  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Queen's Ransom Bikepack mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,317 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,348 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,349 ft
  • Grade max
    -44.056%
  • Grade min
    45.892%
  • Distance climb
    96 miles
  • Distance down
    92 miles
  • Distance flat
    28 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Trail transparency
      AZT dropping into Gila River canyons 2
      AZT dropping into Gila River canyons 2
      5:07 | 36 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Nov 30, 2018
      AZT dropping into Gila River canyons
      AZT dropping into Gila River canyons
      AZT dropping into Gila River canyons
      5:26 | 31 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Nov 30, 2018
      AZT dropping into Gila River canyons
      AZT in Martinez Canyon
      AZT in Martinez Canyon
      4:38 | 44 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Nov 29, 2018
      AZT Picketpost to Kelvin segment

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Fenceline
      Jan 22, 2019 @ 4:41pm
      19 hours
      Moon Rock
      Jan 20, 2019 @ 7:18am
      Jan 20, 2019
      Secret
      Jan 16, 2019 @ 11:04am
      Jan 16, 2019
      Arizona Trail: Picketpost to Kelvin
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 7:44am
      Jan 12, 2019
      Some catclaw beginning to creep in but overall in the best condition I've ever seen.
      Old Horse Trail
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 9:52am
      Jan 5, 2019
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