10.5 miles
Distance
2,068 ft
Climb
-2,039 ft
Descent
02:18:32
Avg time
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AZT - Bellota Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #54649 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #75706 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    Coronado National Forest

Beautiful views, remote location. Rough single track with super fun and fast descents with challenging switchbacks. Plenty of pedaling with short, punchy climbs. This trail can be connected to La Milagrosa, which is a Black/Double Black Diamond trail. Makes for an epic day of riding Difficult to access, logistically, as the trail starts 12 miles up Redington Pass Road, which is extremely rough terrain with lots of traffic. Consider a shuttle! www.homegrownmtb.com

Disclaimer

Route finding can be challenging when early season conditions exist! Check with Trail Steward, TORCA (Tucson Off-Road Cyclists & Activists) for trail condition updates.

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More Stats for AZT - Bellota bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    29 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,864 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,855 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,348 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,377 ft
  • Grade
    0.052%
  • Grade max
    -119.517%
  • Grade min
    106.404%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    02:18:32
  • Avg reverse time
    02:24:56
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Status:
on Jan 9, 2022
Dry
Avg: 3.8 (11 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Ideal
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      AZT - Bellota Trail Reports

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      Jan 9, 2022 @ 9:01pm
      Jan 9, 2022
      If you’re using this to connect to La Mingrosa, you’ll be hike-a-bike’ing nearly all the way to the top, which is pretty brutal. Descent...
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 9:12am
      Aug 1, 2021
      Definitely not a blue trail. Hike a bike from Molino up, but then an awesome descent down to Milagrosa. From top of HAB to Milagrosa should be...
      Sep 1, 2020 @ 1:20pm
      Sep 1, 2020
      AZT Bellota section only Open pursuant to updated Bighorn Fire Closure Santa Catalina Ranger District Coronado National Forest Order Number...
      Aug 24, 2020 @ 12:21pm
      Aug 24, 2020
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 9:01am
      Jun 26, 2020
      reporter Closed due to Bighorn Fire
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 53 miles avg distance
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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      suvlako TORCA (Sep 15, 2016 at 15:10)
       For shuttles, guiding, and high-end rentals... contact Home Grown Mountain Biking Tours! Only guide and shuttle company in town that caters to Mt Lemmon, all-mountain and DH/FR riding. All rental bikes are carbon.
      www.homegrownmtb.com
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      • + 0
      Phazz470 (Apr 29, 2019 at 3:56)
       First part of the trail from the ridge down to Milagrosa is quite techy. Be prepared for sections that imo are as challenging as the toughest sections in bug springs.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Peterhopp (Feb 15, 2021 at 10:25)
       Are e bikes allowed on AZ trails
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      • + 1
      bigworm520 TORCA (Feb 15, 2021 at 11:00)
       Not on that segment of the AZT. It just depends on who the land manager for the given segment of the AZT is. Forest Service handles Bellota so no ebikes. Any segment on Pima County Land Ebikes are not allowed. If any goes thru land owned by the State of AZ I think they are ok. You will need to just find out per segment that you are wanting to ride, but I think they are banned on a good majority of it.
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      Bellota Segment of Lemon Drop
      14:15 | 235 | Mar 16, 2020 , Tucson
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