6.1 miles
Distance
337 ft
Climb
-3,424 ft
Descent
00:33:33
Avg time
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Six Shooter Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Pinal Mountain
    Globe, Arizona
  • Ref Number
    #197
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #52240 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #54318 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tonto/specialplaces/recarea?recid=35343&actid=37

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Six Shooter Trail is a highly rated 6 mile less popular black diamond singletrack scenic trail located near Globe Arizona. This multi-use trail can be used downhill primary and has a hard overall physical rating with a 337 ft double black diamond climb. On average it takes 33 minutes to complete this trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Six Shooter Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,087 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,506 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,625 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,625 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,537 ft
  • Grade
    -9.6%
  • Grade max
    -76.1%
  • Grade min
    30.9%
  • Distance climb
    5,236 ft
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,125 ft
  • Avg time
    00:33:33
  • Avg reverse time
    03:10:47
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on May 4, 2022
Avg: 4.1 (12 votes)
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      Six Shooter Trail Trail Reports

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      May 4, 2022 @ 7:26pm
      May 4, 2022
      Restoration work continues. TGR has put in a few hundred hours into restoration of this Pinal Mountain Gem. Join our volunteer days to help in the...
      Jan 29, 2022 @ 9:27pm
      Jan 29, 2022
      Restoration Work Continues! Wanna help check tonto gravity riders volunteer page for work dates. Help us restore this trail!
      Jan 28, 2022 @ 2:11pm
      Jan 28, 2022
      Still closed due to fire
      Jul 29, 2021 @ 10:54pm
      Jul 29, 2021
      Closed due to Telegraph Fire Closure Order
      May 30, 2021 @ 7:46am
      May 30, 2021
      Lots more work done to upper and middle sixer. We cleared the trees that came down last weekend. Running the best it's ever been in the 20 years...
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      • Last: Jun 4, 2021

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      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      austin645 (Feb 18, 2022 at 17:03)
      This is probably the most vertical descent you will get in a shuttle in Arizona. The trail is fast and fun with interesting and varying terrain the whole way down. Starting with good dirt in the aspens and ending with loose rocks in the desert, this trail has 6 miles of single track and 3500 feet of descending to keep you entertained. The shuttle is about 45 minutes on a well maintained dirt road. We have done days out here where we have descended 18000 ft riding all the trails pinal has to offer. I would ignore jmda9's comment about the trail, he is reknowned for his lack of skill and baseless complaining about trails. Would you rather climb for hours and do 1 lap or drive 45 minutes for 3500 feet of descending and do multiple laps? Lots of fun to be had here with the right group. Check out icehouse to telephone trail for another great lap. (Once the forest has reopened of course)
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      • + 3
      Lucaswalls (Jun 4, 2021 at 16:29)
      Really well built and fun trail with a huge amount of downhill.
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      • + 2
      brettjudy (Dec 30, 2020 at 22:00)
      Ridden Dec 28th, 2020. The trail was fantastic! It was my first time here and I loved it. The logs in the trail previously mentioned on a report have mostly been cleared. I think there are only 2 large ones remaining. This trail has a huge variety of terrain! Fast and flown at the top with some climbs (not 700 feet like previously mentioned), followed by some switch backs, and some large boulder tech, then towards the bottom you get some more desert like tech with lots of chunk. It was so fun! The shuttle is brutal, but worth it in my opinion. It’s really unique to be so far away from everything, completely alone on the middle of the mountain.
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      • + 1
      BrianFerguson (Dec 24, 2020 at 9:04)
      A long 4150ft climb up the dirt road before getting to the the top. First pine tree show up at 5000ft and the last few miles of the road had snow on it. Six shoot trail was in good condition with snow only in the shaded areas for the first mile. Trail was fun overall and a good back country adventure. Would recommend shuttling if possible.
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      • - 1
      mbhcrusty (Aug 12, 2020 at 7:23)
      I will agree with the first comment (jmda9), for the most part. Fun trail, with some sketchy shale rock sections of singletrack with major exposure. Be careful in these sections. Most of the trailers a fun ride, but I agree the shuttle kind of kills the thrill. There are definitely better options to consider, not far from here. I would advise not taking a normal car on this road. Great views from the top, but not much to play on the trail. Would rate single black, just because of risk in exposed areas. Hope this helps.
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      • + 0
      fri501pm (Apr 21, 2020 at 8:16)
      Definitely a single black. Should be changed on Trailforks. Very fun!
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      skivancleave (Jun 21, 2019 at 18:54)
      This is definitely not a double black trail. Soft black I would say
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      • - 1
      jdmda9 (May 21, 2019 at 15:40)
      Tried this out to see if would work as an alternative to Flagstaff this summer. Definitely a big no to that, and a one-and-done experience for sure.

      The shuttle is BRUTAL. 45 min from the pickup to the trailhead. The road is fairly good, but far too indirect to make multiple laps doable.

      Trail starts out as very steep double track that winds down through the forests to the middle hump. Lots of downed trees, so anytime you started to have fun, you'd have to mash the brakes. Bummer. Some pretty exposed switchbacks after the serious steep 700' climb in the middle, but after this, the trail becomes very fun.

      Very linear, moderately steep downhill, but no features really (one jump on the right of the trail that is very easy to miss). You can pop off the rock water bars and there's a few small drops, but nothing noteworthy. Expect some wet, but rideable, creek crossings.

      Weak finish after you cross the road, followed up with a climb to the CCC campground at the bottom.

      All in all, very scenic, views for days, great weather, loved the running water, but the trail never came together enough to recommend. If you could cut out the upper third and the very end, along with the ridiculous shuttle, this would be a great run. Unfortunately, it won't warrant a return trip.
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