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    Arizona Grand Resort

    I am taking my daughters to a gymnastics camp for close to a week. Is this place close/convenient to the trails on South Mountain? Gonna take my bike in hopes of getting some rides in.

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    You couldn't be much closer than that. Trails start right up the street, maybe a block away?
    a real Dirkbag!

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    Bring your bike, right across the street

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    yes. It is completely convenient for trail access. Literally right there.

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    I am digging these replies! Thanks for responses! I have been dying to try PHX. riding

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    Quote Originally Posted by F.N.G View Post
    I am digging these replies! Thanks for responses! I have been dying to try PHX. riding
    You didn't pick the best time of year to ride Phx, but it's doable. Ride early if you can unless you're already used to the heat. Where you coming from?

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    Then after your done you can do some DOWNHILL slides and sit in the lazy river.
    LOL. SWEEEEET. Have fun. good luck at the comp.

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    You are going to be right at the north eastern base of the mtn.
    Easy access to several Trail-heads.
    Lots of good restaurants in that area too (be sure go to Los Dos Molinos for killer Mexican food & margaritas). There is a really good restaurant at the resort also (can't recall the name at the moment - its up the hill).
    Good bike shops nearby also.
    Bring your protective gear, camelback, a comb & pliers for the ever-present cholla cactus if you are unlucky enough to get up close & personal with one. Don't try to pet the rattlesnakes, it annoys them!
    You'll have a great week of riding!

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    To add to the replies above; I second Los Dos Molinos. It's light out til around 730 so you can get in a pretty nice early evening ride as well. Bring plenty of water.

    *Rustler's Rooste is at the top of the hill. You can get a pretty nice view of Phx from there and they have pretty good bloody mary's. The closest bike shop is Cactus Bike @ 48th and Elliot (they pretty much have everything you'll need should you forget anything).

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    There is tunnel that goes under the road on the Northwest side of the property behind the waterpark and Fitness Center. It leads to the now 18th green, old 17th green and trail access to the park starts there.

    You can go left and go up over to the main trail head or right alongside the factories over to Beverly Canyon/Javelina trailhead.

    Ask at the Fitness Center they have maps.

    Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heat View Post
    To add to the replies above; I second Los Dos Molinos. It's light out til around 730 so you can get in a pretty nice early evening ride as well. Bring plenty of water.

    *Rustler's Rooste is at the top of the hill. You can get a pretty nice view of Phx from there and they have pretty good bloody mary's. The closest bike shop is Cactus Bike @ 48th and Elliot (they pretty much have everything you'll need should you forget anything).


    I wasn't thinking of Rustler's Rooste, there is another restaurant further up the road still part of the resort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunerinaz View Post
    You didn't pick the best time of year to ride Phx, but it's doable. Ride early if you can unless you're already used to the heat. Where you coming from?
    Albuquerque. Not as hot but still pretty warm.

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    Aunt Chiladas is part of the resort and faces baseline I think... Never been there but drive by everyday. I've been told that it's good.

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    Lucky! I had a staycation there a couple of years back. I woke up early, road to the TH, got in a few hours of riding, road back to the resort and chilled in the lazy river! You'll love it!
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    Los Dos blows away Aunt Chiladas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by latedropbob View Post
    Los Dos blows away Aunt Chiladas...

    +1
    Los Dos Molinos pretty much blows away every other Mexican eatery (Los Dos is New Mexican)!

    Aunt Chiladas isn't the other restaurant I was thinking of either!?


    Found it! Phantom Horse Grill above the athletic club.
    Sadly it is now closed; had a great view & good food, hoping it reopens someday soon! Oh Well! So much for that idea!?!
    Last edited by DustyBones; 06-16-2011 at 04:12 AM.

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    I perfer los dos molinos too, however, my kids like rustlers rooste because it has a slide inside...kinda rough build but kids don't take much to be entertained.

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