2 miles
Distance
219 ft
Climb
-271 ft
Descent
00:21:42
Avg time

Gila Monster Details

  • Riding Area
    Gold Canyon
    Gold Canyon, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #13823 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking

This is a Technical trail with some nice punchy climbs, rewarded by a fun Technical descent on the east side

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More Stats for Gila Monster bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -52 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,041 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,127 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,121 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,069 ft
  • Grade
    -0.474%
  • Grade max
    -91.497%
  • Grade min
    26.58%
  • Distance climb
    3,855 ft
  • Distance down
    4,259 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,908 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:42
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Status:
on Oct 30, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to gila-monster trailhead (33.378650, -111.412050)
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      Gila Monster Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 30, 2018 @ 12:31pm
      Oct 30, 2018
      Overall, GM is in decent shape. Chundery in spots with minor erosion (small ruts developing, loose cobbles). Still probably one of the easiest...
      Jan 18, 2018 @ 3:03pm
      Jan 18, 2018
      Confused “GM” trail signs for Gold Mine
      Jan 28, 2017 @ 3:14pm
      Jan 28, 2017
      Mar 29, 2015 @ 12:54pm
      Mar 29, 2015
      Jan 11, 2015 @ 6:55pm
      Jan 11, 2015
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 31 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 255 rides
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      Photos

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      1 |
      Feb 17, 2019 @ 9:09am
      Feb 17, 2019
      Gila Monster, Chandler
      25 |
      Mar 30, 2018 @ 9:52pm
      Mar 30, 2018
      Gila Monster, My City
      27 |
      Mar 30, 2018 @ 9:52pm
      Mar 30, 2018
      Gila Monster, My City
      28 |
      Mar 30, 2018 @ 9:52pm
      Mar 30, 2018
      Gila Monster, My City

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      13:52 | 4 | Feb 2, 2019 , Gold Canyon
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