9 miles
Distance
2,335 ft
Climb
-2,335 ft
Descent
3,201 ft
High Point

Hike-a-bike to a little downhill to steep uphill to a lotta downhill.

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More Stats for Windgate Pass to Bell Pass mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,714 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,714 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,714 ft
  • Grade max
    -32.309%
  • Grade min
    31.78%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,850 ft
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  • Snow Groomed
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Windgate Pass
      Apr 10, 2019 @ 4:18pm
      Apr 10, 2019
      Climbing this will make your legs hurt. It's also quite chunky.
      Gateway Access
      Apr 10, 2019 @ 10:46am
      Apr 10, 2019
      Tons of hikers on Gateway, even during the week.
      Bell Pass (North side)
      Apr 10, 2019 @ 10:46am
      Apr 10, 2019
      Wildflowers are calming down for the year but still some nice scenery.
      Bell Pass DH
      Apr 10, 2019 @ 10:46am
      Apr 10, 2019
      If you've never experienced arm pump before, this is the trail for you!
      Gateway Loop
      Mar 2, 2018 @ 6:09pm
      Mar 2, 2018
      Trail is typical Arizona dry. Still pretty Rocky and the recent rains may of loosened it up a bit. Tough climb to the top but I made it..
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