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    Arizona Trail?

    Has anybody ridden either the Blue Ridge or Happy Jack sections of the AZT? I am going to be not far from there and I would like to give it a try. If you have a GPX file and or any advice/info that would be awesome.

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    Check out this link

    http://www.topofusion.com/azt/

    you can find a complete GPX file at the azt 300 site.

    Scott and Chad seem to know quite a bit about the AZT.

    good luck

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    the owner of hikebikeandrun.com in payson knows blueridge

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    You can get tracks for the whole AZT network here http://www.bikepacking.net/routes/arizona-trail/

    In the Blue Ridge area you can combine the AZT with the Cabin Loop tracks can be found here http://www.gpsjoe.net/

    I was up that way last month and did a good loop from Rock Crossing campground south on the AZT then took a left on the Fred Hought trail (cabin loop) over to the dirt road detour of the AZT and then cut across to Moqui Look Out Tower and back to the AZT and Rock Crossing for a 25 mile loop. The Cabin Loop is also really good up to 30 miles depending on how you do it.
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    Avoid Happy Jack Segment

    I would avoid the Happy Jack Segment 29 of the AZ Trail, very rocky with lots of basalt boulders. Either do the Cabin Loop stuff south of Blue Ridge or go farther north to the sections of the AZ Trail up by Mormon Lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bweide
    I would avoid the Happy Jack Segment 29 of the AZ Trail, very rocky with lots of basalt boulders. Either do the Cabin Loop stuff south of Blue Ridge or go farther north to the sections of the AZ Trail up by Mormon Lake.
    The Mormon Lake section starting near St Joseph Youth camp and going north is really nice for about 10 miles. Once you cross the road and get up on the high meadows it turns into rocky, bumpy, flat hell. That was the only time I've ever wanted a full suspension bike - though I doubt it would have helped much. It goes that way for a good while (maybe 8 miles) and gets good again near Walnut Canyon.

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