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    Arizona camping with biking suggestions

    Hey,

    I'm looking to camp somewhere in the northern AZ area (pinetop, showlow, prescott, payson, etc) where I can go on a few bike rides right from the camp. It doesn't need to be a designated campground, dry camping ok. Preferably not too much elevation gain for the rides as the riders are somewhat beginner. Maybe 1k or so of gain. Basically I want to drive somewhere during the day. Setup camp and do an evening ride. Then wake up and do a morning ride. Then come home.

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    Doesn't necessarily need to be that far north either.

    Black canyon city, lake pleasant, new river, etc etc
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    los burros.... campground is at the trailhead... if you camp there bring some binoculars and glass the meadow just after sundown...
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    How about Lynx Lake in Prescott? There is a trail that runs right through it. Not challenging and really nice. Also there is a nice walking trail that goes around the lake, so there is a little for everyone. I've never camped there, but know several who have. I have ridden the trails and walked the paths though and enjoyed it very much. I had the trail map from Cosmic Ray book, but I am sure there are better ones for that trail specifically. Also, I believe Granite Basin in Prescott has camping? If so, trails again run right through there. Great trails and a lake at the end. I am not sure what was affected by recent fires, hopefully this was helpful
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    Mormon Lake, Mogollon Rim, Blue Ridge, Etc
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    Was just going to say Lynx lake. I did a camp/bike thing in May. You can hit up the dispersed camping right off of walker road (south of the pay spots) and be able to hit 305 in less that a minute from your camping spot.

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    White Spar Campground in Prescott is a good option as well. Great trails right from the campsite. Some climbing for sure, but nice smooth trail for newbies.

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    Arizona camping with biking suggestions

    Carr Lake System up on the rim. From the dry camp on FR 9305 (I may have the number wrong) the system of 20 miles of single is only .5 miles away. It's also close to woods canyon for ice/food runs! The camp area is beautiful and even when full- the spots have at least 50 yards separation. Plus if you want more miles- from that system and Gen Crook Trail you can loop on a ton more miles. My new favorite spot!


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