Fantasy Island, Tucson

Fantasy Island, Tucson

First thing you need to know is that Fantasy Island trails are on Arizona State Trust Land and require a recreation permit to ride. They are a super affordable $15 per person or $20 per family so there’s really no excuse not to get one.

Closest thing we currently have to a mountain bike park. Fun flowy stuff and some funky little additions that make it extra fun. This one is very accessible and great for beginners or families.

Keep in mind that Fantasy Island Trails are one-way trails ridden in a counterclockwise direction. In case you get tired or need to head back to the parking areas, the next intersection is never far away. Keep an eye out for all the great hidden treasures along the trail. Old cars, bikes, toys, furniture, and don’t forget to ring the cow bell hanging over your head at the beginning of Burro!

Unfortunately, there are no clear signs indicating this but locals are quick to tell you when you ride the wrong way.

There are a couple tricky spots in Fantasy Island, including The Shaft. A huge amount of cactus and wildlife are offered along the way.


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23.301 km / 14.479 mi

Total Distance

215 m / 705 ft

Total Ascent

213 m / 698 ft

Total Descent

888 m / 2,915 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
Ride Duration: 1-2 hrs
Fitness Level: High
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Average
Mobile Coverage: Limited
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Bike hire
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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