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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