5.0 miles
1,800 ft
-1,797 ft
Avg time


  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    7 Springs Recreation Area
    Carefree, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Gravel, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Oct - June
  • Dogs Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager

Climbs steeply for a few miles up Old Jeep Road. Go through the Desert Mountain gate, then climb to the pass. Take the right fork and climb up the switch-backing single track. The trail continues to climb sometimes steeply but is very ridable. Ride down to the Desert Mountain neighborhood and back to start or continue on the other excellent single track in the area.

Access Info

Park at Bartlett Lake turnoff, then ride up the pavement through Tonto Hills on the road named Old Jeep Trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Desert Mountain to Chiricahua Pass multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    3 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,604 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,801 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,629 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,632 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,054 ft
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 58 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 36 miles avg distance
      • 44 rides
      • Last: Aug 7, 2022


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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      KLeskinen (Dec 1, 2021 at 18:25)
      Very rideable is an overstatement. Jeep road is steep with loose rock. DM single track is nice with some sharp steep switchbacks made for hikers not bikes. Be ready for some hike a bike for all but the fittest expert riders. Still a worth while adventure and fun to explore.
      • + 1
      yetirideraz (Dec 23, 2020 at 9:57)
      This trail is in the private community of Desert Mountain and can only be accessed by members.


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