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    School me on Prescott

    Been living and riding here is AZ now for just over 10 years In the summer I typically escape the heat by heading up to Elden.

    Iíd like to start spending more time in Prescott. Iím in the NW valley and Prescott is almost an hour closer. I have ridden Groom Creek and Granite Basin. Buy Id like to check out some other stuff. Iím interested in the Thumb Butte area. Can anyone suggest a loop? 20 or so miles will work.

    I get the feeling I have been missing out all these years.

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    Check out the first ride in the Rider Created Routes section:

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    Park on Iron Springs Rd.
    20ish mile loop ride in the Emmanuel Pines/Thumb Butte area. Many variations possible.
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    333
    326
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    332 back to car.
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    Thank you both. Had no idea about rider routes on TF. Thanks again

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    Trailforks has many Prescott trails. More miles than Flag for sure. Not as much techy bits overall, but great trails.
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    Here's a fun ride we did in the Emmanuel Pines area last weekend:

    https://www.strava.com/activities/1828273672

    West Side Story
    Russ T Fender
    Tatanka
    Tunnel Vision
    Juniper Gate
    Lloyd's Drop
    Happy Ending
    Juniper Gate
    Noodle
    Sidekick
    Tatanka
    332
    318
    316
    317
    Willy Nilly
    Noodle
    Vista back to car

    Another good ride is Goldwater Lakes. Start at 62 Ranch Trailhead, ride 62 over to Senator Hwy, catch 296 to 330 to 81 to 373 to 372 back to 296 (basically a CCW loop around Goldwater Lakes). Then 62 back to car. The DH on 62 going east back to car is a hoot.

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    [QUOTE=gasmanxjAnother good ride is Goldwater Lakes. Start at 62 Ranch Trailhead, ride 62 over to Senator Hwy, catch 296 to 330 to 81 to 373 to 372 back to 296 (basically a CCW loop around Goldwater Lakes). Then 62 back to car. The DH on 62 going east back to car is a hoot.[/QUOTE]

    The GF and I always ride Sedona and Flagstaff, but just did this ride over Labor Day as our first intro into the Prescott area and this was a great loop!
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    Going up next weekend to ride Emmanuel Pines area. I think I'll try gasmanxj's route. Been wanting to ride over there for a while, since all we ever do is 396/62/330 or 347 as an early morning, gotta get home ride.
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    I don't have too much experience with riding in Prescott so unfortunately don't have too much to add to the conversation, though have done 62>road>297>305 a couple times as a loop and really enjoyed it (not in the specific area discussed). On very detailed routes like gasmanxjs what is the preferred tool for wayfinding? Does everyone ride with a phone on their handlebars or GPS or? And if the former what app? I stuggle with very new areas on this front, just want to enjoy the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJ40runr View Post
    I don't have too much experience with riding in Prescott so unfortunately don't have too much to add to the conversation, though have done 62>road>297>305 a couple times as a loop and really enjoyed it (not in the specific area discussed). On very detailed routes like gasmanxjs what is the preferred tool for wayfinding? Does everyone ride with a phone on their handlebars or GPS or? And if the former what app? I stuggle with very new areas on this front, just want to enjoy the trail.
    Trailforks app is what most people use. I've used it everywhere from Sedona, to Gooseberry Mesa, and it's never let me down.
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    I haven't been yet but this thread has my attention. It looks pretty awesome on trailforks and much more developed than where Flag is at now. Flagstaff riding is depressing, we are stuck in 1997 and the crappy social trail building continues. Luckily we are doing some work now but it's been at a hold for 20 or so years except for moto trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    I haven't been yet but this thread has my attention. It looks pretty awesome on trailforks and much more developed than where Flag is at now. Flagstaff riding is depressing, we are stuck in 1997 and the crappy social trail building continues. Luckily we are doing some work now but it's been at a hold for 20 or so years except for moto trail.
    I just moved back down to Prescott RA. Come on down, have a spare room. Prescott is rad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Chainslap- View Post
    I just moved back down to Prescott RA. Come on down, have a spare room. Prescott is rad...
    Rad! Thanks man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJ40runr View Post
    On very detailed routes like gasmanxjs what is the preferred tool for wayfinding? Does everyone ride with a phone on their handlebars or GPS or? And if the former what app? I stuggle with very new areas on this front, just want to enjoy the trail.
    I use Trailforks and my GPS (Wahoo Elemnt). I have a gift of being able to look at a map and memorize it easily but on more complex rides I'll build the route (either in TF or other app) and load into the GPS so I can just follow it. A bit more work up front but the Wahoo makes it pretty simple.

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    Going to be in Prescott over New Years and plan on bringing a bike. Looks like it will be chilly, which Iím fine with. Does Prescott get rain or snow normally in late December? If so, are there trails there that are able to be ridden wet?

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    Trails around Thumb Butte and Goldwater Lakes are usually rideable when wet. Snow is always a possibility. Last year, we could ride everything all winter. Only encountered a trace of snow once on upper Ranch Tr. , one of the higher trails. Year before we received a foot of snow on Christmas Eve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veloborealis View Post
    Trails around Thumb Butte and Goldwater Lakes are usually rideable when wet. Snow is always a possibility. Last year, we could ride everything all winter. Only encountered a trace of snow once on upper Ranch Tr. , one of the higher trails. Year before we received a foot of snow on Christmas Eve.
    Cool, thanks for the info!

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    my fav loop is

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    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Little Italy Tr. in Prescott?

    Any one ridden it? Saw a new trail sign today just after the creek crossing at the base of the climb up Javelina (heading south toward Thumb Butte Rd).

    Looks pretty fresh. Not in Trailforks yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veloborealis View Post
    Little Italy Tr. in Prescott?

    Any one ridden it? Saw a new trail sign today just after the creek crossing at the base of the climb up Javelina (heading south toward Thumb Butte Rd).

    Looks pretty fresh. Not in Trailforks yet.
    The sign is up but itís not done yet. It doesnít really go through, though people have been maki g it work via the old social trail along the creek.

    The ride down from Missing link is good for a bit - then you get the part where itís just roughed in. And itís kinda rough.
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    Thanks Reamer.
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    School me on Prescott

    Little Italy doesnít extend so far south. It should join 332 immediately south of Willow Creek.
    Trailforks doesnít show the 332 reroute either.


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    Happy to say Little Italy DOES go all the way through! There are still a few rough spots, but totally rideable!

    Thanks to our trail gnomes - the Over the Hill Gang.
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    School me on Prescott-img_20181215_131334.jpg

    Wishing a very Merry Christmas to the Over the Hill Gang. Thanks for all you do!
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    Have you ridden Shumani-Tatanka-Oh Watchee? Super sick!

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    I fixed the Little Italy track and I think the 332 re-route has been fixed as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by azbeersnob View Post
    I fixed the Little Italy track and I think the 332 re-route has been fixed as well
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