Originally Posted by Glen
This will be our first time to OE & the Flagstaff area. We were considering bringing the MTN bikes, but weren't sure if we would be able to get out for a ride or two. We will be camping at OE for the 3 days. Are there trails we can ride from the camping area, or will we have to drive somewhere? I would say we are at the low end of intermediate level as far as the technical stuff. Also, some of the classes I'm signed up for look to be spread out a bit and I was wondering if I could get away with riding my bike to the class, if I could find a place to lock it up?
It's a very short walk from the camping area to pretty much anything at the venue but you could easily ride a bike as well.
There's trails as well as a bike park at Tuthill. Soldier's, Bridge, and Highland trails all make for nice intermediate loop options without too much climbing. Trails | Coconino
If you want a really nice out and back ride with a cherry stem the new connector to Rogers Lake is pretty sweet. http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/DocumentCenter/View/51768
A very short drive (you could also pedal) is the Flagstaff Loop trail and multiple options using Arizona trail. I recommend dropping down Skunk Canyon from L. Mary Rd to connect to the loop trail and return on the AZ trail via Fisher Point. http://www.arcgis.com/apps/OnePane/b...193110a6676abc
If anyone wants to check out the advanced riding in Dry Lake Hills/Mt Elden areas I would be more than happy to go on a group ride. Expect 2000' + climbing. Or, something fun would be to shuttle out to FS418 and ride AZ trail back to town. That's 18 miles with 1000' of climbing and 2500' of descending through alpine meadows, bristlecone pines, aspens and the ponderosa forest. About as close to riding in Colorado as AZ can get. https://www.trailforks.com/region/fl...1&m=trailforks