From the low desert to the high peaks, from rolling midlands to red slickrock, Arizona offers some of the finest, most diverse mountain biking in the world. A year-round riding season and a staggering array of trails make Arizona a destination for mountain bikers from every corner of the globe. The state is also the home and training ground for some of the most accomplished riders you'll ever meet. If you're ready to get pushed to the limits of body and mind, Arizona is the place to ride and this is the guidebook that will take you there.This guide includes: comprehensive trail descriptions, from beginner to advanced; GPS-quality, digitally designed maps detailing each ride; accurate route profiles show the ups and downs of each ride; detailed directions to get to the ride; mile-by-mile directional cues, difficulty ratings, elevation gain, trail content, local information, and much more.
Author: Paul Beakley, a freelance writer and photographer for the past eight years, was the former editor of Arizona Business Magazine. An avid mountain biker, Paul has ridden and explored trails all across Arizona, from simple fire-road networks to dangerous 4-wheel country