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Arizona Biking Books - Mountain Biking in Arizona

Updated on September 19, 2012
Arizona mountain biking trails offer diverse terrain technical riding for all levels of riders.
Arizona mountain biking trails offer diverse terrain technical riding for all levels of riders. | Source

Arizona Bike Rides

"Fat Tire Tales And Trails: Arizona Mountain Bike Guide"

Arizona is a hot bed of mountain bike trails. The rugged, rocky and mountainous terrain are ideal for long trail rides and sweet downhills. "Fat Tire Tales and Trails: Arizona Mountain Bike Guide" is a fun and fact filled pocket guide to the trails of Arizona. From the High mountains to trails around Phoenix and Scottsdale this guide is a good start for those mountain biking Arizona for the first time. The self proclaimed "locals only" guide comes with color photographs and maps. The latest edition was published in 2012 and contains all the newest and best mountain bike rides available in Arizona. Includes maps and directions for each trail with tips and other information useful to mountain bikers.

Mountain Biking Sedona Arizona

Good Bike Rides In Arizona

"Mountain Bike America: Arizona(Mountain Bike America Guides)"

There are dozens of great bike rides in Arizona. No one book can list and describe them all but the good folks at Outside America Guides have done a good job trying. This nearly comprehensive list of the trails found in Arizona was written by local Arizona mountain biker Paul Beakley. Inside you will find an atlas of trails, maps and guides to most of the mountain and offroad bike rides in Arizona. Includes National Park Rides and local trails. Inside you will find a detailed description of each ride with maps and elevations. Includes some great rides like Deadman's Pass in Sedona. Beware: this book is dated. It was published in 2001 and does not contain the latest and greatest trails that Arizona has to offer.

Phoenix Bike Trails

"Mountain Biking Phoenix" by Bruce Gibbs is a thorough guide to the trials around the greater Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. This book is dated 2001 but not out of date. Inside you will find maps of the area as well as maps to each trail and the trails themselves. Each trail description also comes with an elevation guide and easy to follow to point-to-point instructions. The guide includes 35 different rides in 11 different areas including Mazatzal Mountains, White Tank Mountain Regional Park and the McDowell Mountains. Also includes a guide to trail riding, IMBA trail riding rules and appendix of sources.

The Arizona Trail: 800 miles of back country mountain biking

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A markerThe arizona trail -
Arizona Trail, AZ, USA
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An 800 mile trail spanning the state from Mexico to Utah. It enters nine wilderness areas and one national park.

B markerSunrise Park Arizona -
Sunrise Park Resort, Highway 273, Greer, AZ 85927, USA
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Arizona ski resort has lift assisted mountain biking in the summer months.

Arizona Trail Maps

Mountain Biking The Arizona Trail

The Arizona Trail is trail that spans the entire state and ranges from the Mexican border in the south to the south rim of the Grand Canyon in the north. The trail, and its mountain bike accessible route, are the work of a massive volunteer effort and takes riders through 9 wilderness areas and one national park. In 2005 the first riders tested the route and made the trip in 25 days. Since then the route has been refined and improved making the trip much shorter. Riders can now traverse Arizona by mountain bike in about 7 days depending on support and ability. Details about the trail and it riders can be found here, Cycling The Arizona Trail.

Mountain Bike Sunrise Park

Sunrise Park is one of Arizona's premier ski destinations. In the summer the park is home to some of Arizona's best mountain biking. Not only is the park full of great trails it is also lift assisted so free riders and down hill junkies can get their fill of technical downhills. The park offers rugged free ride style trails as well as cushy boulevard like trails good for high speed descents. Fees are extremely reasonable at $20 per day for bikers. Rentals are available at $100 per day for full suspension bikes and $50 for hard tails. Click her for more information on mountain biking Sunrise Park.

Mountain Biking Sunrise Park Arizona


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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      We do the PVine Trail for riding. We have climbed many trails up Walker Road and also ThumbButte which is very challenging. We don't have mountain bikes so look for trails that accommodate hybrids.

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      TMHughes 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thanks for the vote! Which trails do you like to hike or bike on?

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      We live in the Prescott area and I enjoyed reading this hub. You have covered many trails. There are so many good hiking and biking trails all over the state. Thanks for covering this. Great hub..Voted UP