36.3 miles
Distance
6,367 ft
Climb
-6,963 ft
Descent
05:43:34
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Arizona : Picketpost to Kelvin Trail

Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Gila River Canyons
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    autumn, winter, spring
  • Global Ranking
    #964
  • Year Opened
    2011

Best done as a shuttle. Experience some of the most stunning desert trail anywhere. Big views, canyons and effort. There may be some hike-a-bike.

Access Info

Picketpost trailhead. 4 miles west of Superior on US60.

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More Stats for Arizona Trail: Picketpost to Kelvin mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -596 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,644 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,753 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,394 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,797 ft
  • Grade max
    -122.714%
  • Grade min
    229.813%
  • Distance climb
    14.5 miles
  • Distance down
    16.6 miles
  • Distance flat
    5.2 miles
  • Avg time
    05:43:34
  • Avg reverse time
    01:45:52
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on Jan 26, 2017
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Avg: 5 (4 votes)

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Arizona Trail:... Trail Reports

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Jan 26, 2017 @ 5:48pm
Jan 26, 2017
The trail is quite wet in spots. A large Saguaro is down across the trail at the 6.2 mile mark.
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May 3, 2017 @ 12:10pm
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Arizona Trail: Picketpost to Kelvin
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May 3, 2017 @ 12:06pm
May 3, 2017
Arizona Trail: Picketpost to Kelvin

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