3.1 miles
Distance
339 ft
Climb
-497 ft
Descent
00:27:42
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551 Blowout Canyon Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Blowout Wash
    Cottonwood, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #76946 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #40065 in Trail Running
    • #55197 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Prescott National Forest

A mostly intermediate trail with a few difficult sections and strenuous climbing.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for 551 Blowout Canyon multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -159 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,893 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,269 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,052 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,894 ft
  • Grade
    -1%
  • Grade max
    -26.2%
  • Grade min
    23.1%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,257 ft
  • Avg time
    00:27:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:36:03
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on Apr 27, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4 (5 votes)
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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      551 Blowout Canyon Trail Reports

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      Apr 27, 2022 @ 3:50pm
      Apr 27, 2022
      Jan 16, 2022 @ 3:00pm
      Jan 16, 2022
      Nov 25, 2021 @ 3:40pm
      Nov 25, 2021
      Fun trail, best in the zone in my opinion. I went counter clockwise because more down is more better. Watch out for hikers!
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 6:22pm
      Jul 23, 2021
      Section of Blowout trail are narrow and this can make it challenging going clockwise-up hill so beware and try not to get stock or hit a rock as...
      Dec 24, 2020 @ 10:09am
      Dec 24, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 94 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 367 rides
      • Last: Sep 25, 2022

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      Jan 19, 2021 @ 10:51am
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      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      k2rider1964 (Aug 19, 2022 at 13:24)
      Not sure why this area as a whole isn't higher rated as I enjoyed it a great deal. Much better than Copper Canyon over in Mayer IMO. I look forward to returning as it cools down
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      • + 0
      KristofferQ (Mar 13, 2022 at 14:57)
      I enjoyed the ride and the variety of terrain. I rode clock wise and it has some small techy areas and a narrow bit for some exposure. The ride down is a good time. The trails were in good condition and will be even better once they are ridden more.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      matux (Nov 27, 2021 at 20:12)
      Clockwise is better imo, I rode it both ways. A clockwise climb is a perfect grade and pedals so smooth. Riding it counter clockwise is lame because it’s so narrow and twisty without berms that you can’t go very fast down while others can. Funny trail it’s buttery smooth XC then at the top is chunky. I love Sedona tech but enjoyed these XC trails, my wife and kids especially loved these.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      YannUlrich (Jun 17, 2021 at 8:38)
      The hand cut sections of the trail are nice but most of it is over sanitized. Has a fun flow and is a good trail if you technical skills are not the best.
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      • + 0
      robertellisw (Feb 17, 2021 at 13:04)
      The only factors that make this trail a blue is a small rock garden about 3/4 of the way up (I rode CW) and some exposure. This trail is about as vanilla as it gets, as with the others in this network. If you are a beginner, or recovering from an injury, this is a great trail to find your groove. I found it underwhelming and I'm kinda pissed I just wasted a beautiful ride day on these trails.
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      • + 0
      DrewZiraldo (Feb 15, 2021 at 6:56)
      This trail doesn't dry out nearly as fast as Bullseye. Cool rock formations as you wind through the wash, keep your eyes peeled though because the trail has a tendency to have narrow turns, if you miss you go off the hillside but not too bad. Has a good amount of climbing and rock gardens in the beginning if you are going Counter Clockwise. But then it turns into more flow and fun downhill by the end. Overall a good trail, just needs to be broken in more really.
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      • + 3
      ponderosatrey (Jan 19, 2021 at 10:48)
      A new addition as of 2021, this trails is half machine built and half hand built. The machine built side is very flowy and the hand built side is more technical. Both directions are rideable, but clockwise is easier. Really nice addition to the area.
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