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    Tips for March trip

    Hello ! Planning to take a trip next March and was wondering what would be the best place for riding around that time. I'm not much of a xc guy, mainly prefer long climbs to access long and hard descents, so I'm open for sugggestions ! THanks a lot

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    March, Tucson will be nice that time of year, almost everything on Mt lemmon is awesome. And it will be a great time of year for La Milagrosa and Bug Springs. If there wasnít much snow on the mountain then conditions should be good for Incinerator ridge and Green Mountain. Its also possible that Aspen Draw will be in good shape by then if the weather cooperates.

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    I'll look into tucson and what about sedona ? I could visit in April, what's the main difference between Tucson and Sedona ?

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    The riding is pretty different in some ways, sedona has some pretty epic and well known trails, many of them tend to be a little more pedally. Both have rocky desert terrain. Sedona is a better all around vacation spot (more stuff beyond biking that is catered to vacationers) but Tucson is a bit of a hidden gem in the cooler months.

    As for Sedona Conditions in March? Iím not sure but I guarantee someone will chime in.

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    would you say that tucson is more DH oriented then ?

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    PHX & Tucson have more of the riding that you're looking for vs Sedona. Sedona doesn't necessarily have the extended climbs is it is all about the chunk....up, down, over, through, down, up, down, over, etc...you get the idea so you could get the challenging descents for sure. Prescott also has some longer climbs you can string together to get some decent mileage as well but it doesn't have Sedona's difficulty. They do run the Whiskey 50 there after all. Google Prescott Circle Trail. The other advantage of Prescott is you could easily slip over to Sedona for a day and see if you like it.

    As previously mentioned, Mt Lemmon in Tucson would be a good option as would South Mtn in PHX. I find reasonably priced rentals in Tucson harder to find as they have smaller inventory (I'm also looking for multi bedroom condos or homes).
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    Although not necessarily a vacation destination, I agree with the others who suggest Tucson and Mount Lemmon specifically, for the riding you're looking for. Nothing I have ridden in Sedona comes close to that. Sedona is up down, up down, up down,. I'm sure there are exceptions but if you start somewhere near the top of Mount Lemmon and head to the bottom you're looking at a 5 to 8 hour downhill trip with plenty of technical riding and plenty of peddling to keep your legs moving.

    That being said if a Sedona location fits into your itinerary better there is plenty of fun to be had there. Look up Highline and Hangover and see if that floats your boat.


    One caveat though, if you want to do a Lemmon Drop most people shuttle it which requires a lot more planning and time of course. People do ride up then down but I don't think you're looking for that. It's a long haul. Think on the lines of The Whole Enchilada, and I don't mean Burrow Down... Although with Mount Lemmon there is the option of all uphill on asphalt. Sounds like a complete leg-burning-bore-fest to me.
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    If you come to Tucson, look at Homegrown MTB adventures for shuttle options.

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