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    Good job! Reavis Canyon Trail : AZT downhill decent

    Well after a couple years of pouring over maps and topo's we have marked one more ride off the short list of shuttleable trails within reach of the valley.

    This is part one of 2 . This documents the first 6miles and first 2500ft of elevation loss. To see the tracks hit the zoom but on map. Also other details are in the links below the map. I will be getting a shuttle going on this soon to show others the goods however to make it work it would take a donation from each to the deadicated driver to cover gas and some drink.







    pinal in the background


    Superstitions in the background



    An old schoolhouse of the road going to the top


    Here is a video ...Pick your own music as youtube muted the music I chose BTW the clip that is shown in the vid window is a spot of water where we spotted an aquatic turtle swiming around.

    EDIT: New shorter video



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    Here is some more details of the ride..... The start has one slight hill which would be a HAB for most. From the top its all down swoopy fun single track..Faint in areas but sweet..Lots of tight switchbacks but all doable..once off the main portion of the mountain the trail travels along the side and in and out of the wash but all still carries nice flow that one can pedal forever..Very nice and scenic.
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    Nice, we rode Reavis Canyon about 8 years ago. I remember lots of catclaw out there.

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    Yup there is plenty but nowhere near as much as I thought there would be..Were going to do a day hike and trim the entire trail clearing it up a bit .

    Also we weren't the only ones out. There was one guy who climbed it then took the road down and others that rode the road up then back down the road and a couple riding the section after the section we did. All in all about a dozen bikers total in the area but none on the trail when we made the decent.. Perfect trail for any bike ..

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    Here is the shorter video with audio

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    Clock, nice vid! Any history on that schoolhouse up there?
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    AZ Mikey, was that the ride where we camped out at the Picket Post trailhead? Fun trail for sure!



    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Mikey View Post
    Nice, we rode Reavis Canyon about 8 years ago. I remember lots of catclaw out there.

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    Clock, how was the jeep road getting to the top? Last time I drove it you needed four-wheel drive to make it easier on the vehicle.

    Quote Originally Posted by clockwork View Post
    Here is some more details of the ride..... The start has one slight hill which would be a HAB for most. From the top its all down swoopy fun single track..Faint in areas but sweet..Lots of tight switchbacks but all doable..once off the main portion of the mountain the trail travels along the side and in and out of the wash but all still carries nice flow that one can pedal forever..Very nice and scenic.

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    We made it up in 2wheel drive but thats with a 4x4 truck and big tires. I tried in my 2wheel mid 90's chevy with no luck. One of the washes going up right by the corral was rough . However now that I have been up both 650 and 172 I would say best bet would be go up 172 to get to the top and have a pickup vehicle down at picket post. We would have ran the rest of the segment but daylight was just about gone once we came out to 650 for the first crossing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Mikey View Post
    Nice, we rode Reavis Canyon about 8 years ago. I remember lots of catclaw out there.
    Dang, it HAS been 8 years! Crazy. Fun ride. We ran into a thru-hiker coming from the Mexico border and boy did that guy want to talk and talk and talk...

    I don't think he'd seen any other peeps for awhile...
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog View Post
    Clock, nice vid! Any history on that schoolhouse up there?
    Thanks! No luck yet trying to dig up the history. There were also other buildings but they weren't intact. Also a uncovered well.
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