AZT - Pistol Hill to Three Bridges

AZT - Pistol Hill to Three Bridges

This is a fun out and back section on the AZ trail. This ride is 100% singletrack. The ride starts off with a flowy section to Collosal Cave Mountain Park. Just follow the singletrack. After this is gets a little more technical, but nothing too bad. There are sections where you have to go up and over rocks and find your correct line. 


Follow the trail out of the park up and over some rocky parts. The trail will pop out at a road. Take a sharp right and look for the trail 50' down the road on the left. Travel through the only "wooded" section on the trail. Follow the twists and turns and be ready for the grind up to what some call Castle Lookout Hill. Some choose this as a turnaround point, just over 6 miles into the ride. 

To continue to three bridges go downhill for another 3 miles. Hang out in the shade for a bit and return the way you came. When you are getting close to the cars, about a quarter mile, there is a trail split off to the left where there are sometimes trucks and horse trailers parked. Continue on the trail to the right. 

Watch your speed as you can get going fast here and there are a couple tight corners where you could find yourself wresting with some unfriendly cactus.

There is water in the park. Look for the spigot by the picnic tables.

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25.275 km / 15.705 mi

Total Distance

506 m / 1,660 ft

Total Ascent

506 m / 1,660 ft

Total Descent

1,120 m / 3,674 ft

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Ride type:
Sightseeing
Mountain biking
Road riding
Commuter
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
Difficulty: Advanced (Black)
Ride Duration: 1-2 hrs
Fitness Level: High
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Mobile Coverage: Excellent
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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