We needed to check out Flagstaff and Kevin inquired on MTBR.com for some faster and flowier trails. We found them. These trails were much like Bend, Oregon, but slightly more technical. We did the suggested loop, and added a couple more trails. Rode up Schultz Creek, Fort Valley, Lower Moto, Upper Moto, Secret Trail, Schultz Loop, Gnarly, to Upper Brookbank. We ran into too much snow on Upper Brookbank, so turned around after 12 miles to start our downhill to the car. Rode back to Gnarly to the Schultz Creek trail.
The section of Upper Moto above the pipeline was rated black diamond, and was quite technical. Once on The Secret Trail, it had way more flow and we were on the bikes more. We decided to add in Gnarly with the hope to do a downhill on the Sunset Trail. We ran into snow and had to turn around.
The descent on Schultz Creek trail was fast, smooth and flowy. We ran into a local that said the snow had just melted on that trail, and most of the locals haven't wanted to get snow on their bikes yet. Great ride! Sure nice to be able to pedal without hitting a cactus. Temperatures in Flagstaff were chilly mid-sixties. 18.25 miles.
|Trail was smooth except for these little rocks.|
|Just like home, lot's of snow!|
Upper Brookbank Trail