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Brown Canyon

Average Rating:    (4.63 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

Jeep road in beginning, to single track. Jeep road leads to rocky climb/crossover saddle, down into Brown Canyon. Once in Canyon, left and follow great trail up into canyon. At Pamona Mine Trail sign (@2.5 miles) bear to left. Another 100 yards to cement trough/water. DO NOT RIDE INTO WILDERNESS. Bear sharp left up jeep road, up to saddle. Creast saddle, down jeep road (Great woops!) to Ramsey Road (pavement) (Respect Housing/Driveways near bottom). Decision Time! return back same way came (True Mountain Biker) or continue down Ramsey Rd to car/parking.
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Latitude
31.27855085894653
Longitude
-110.4345703125
Trail Directions
I10 from Tucson east/south to Hy 90. South on Hy90 to Hy 92 in Sierra Vista. South on Hy 92 to Ramsey Road. Right on Ramsey, approximately 3 miles to BLM Gate on right side. Posted Trail Sign. Through Gate, park car in dirt parking area, close gate. Trail starts off in north direction (jeep road/tracks).
Trail Length
approximaltey 6 miles for loop in one direction
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Sierra Vista
   


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Review Date
October 14, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: jesse.futrell ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Amazing quick ride. One loop will take about 45 minutes to an 1.5 hours. Sweet singletrack and some challenging rock terrain in spots. A few creek crossings and I spot a deer about 75% of my trips. Watch for hikers and other riders and don't try to ride the wilderness trail.

Recommended Route:
-Starting at the trail head off of Ramsey Canyon Road head take Ramsey Canyon Road up to Brown Canyon Road (unimproved) and take a right. -Down the road stay left at the sign that says "Stay Right." After a smooth, steep uphill climb the ride down the canyon is amazing. -On all trail splits stay RIGHT and you will end up right back at your car. Got more time?? Ride it again. -Riding it the opposite direction is a technical uphill ride and a smooth, fast downhill back to your car.



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Review Date
May 3, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: bob smith ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
awsome this has everything the first mile 0r 2 you dont think you are ever going to go down hill but it is well worth it i rode at 1 in the afternoon and it wasent to hot at all . technical trail makes fantasy island look like a joke . just have to ride to aprecate

Recommended Route:
same as noted clockwise is the best and only way to go i feel just watch for horses



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Review Date
May 24, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: David Wilson , from Ft. Huachuca

Summary:
No matter which way a take this loop, it only takes about 30 to 45 minutes. Usually I make a figure 8 by starting from post and going up Tinker, down Brown, up Ramsey, and back down Brown. Brown is some of the best singletrack around. The rest of the loops are double track.

Recommended Route:
Your crazy if you DON'T ride this clockwise. This is one of the best downhills the area has to offer. Going up it eliminates a great descent. Try going up "Tinker" (just north of Brown Canyon) on the military post. That climb is steep and fast. It gets you to the top of Brown Canyon faster.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Wren Arena area...sight of the race course. It needs more riders to smooth out the damage from the horse back riders.



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Review Date
October 26, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tony T , from Sierra Vista

Summary:
My favorite trail. Plenty of jumps and twists. Lots of cookies to avoid. At the end going counter-clockwise, there is a big climb. If you can make it past the "cactus" you're a true mountain biker. I try and get past the cactus every week -- someday.

Recommended Route:
Go counterclockwise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
perimeter



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Review Date
July 9, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: M. Roland , from Sierra Vista, AZ

Summary:
This is an awesome ride (one of my favorites). Beautiful scenery and a great mix of easy and technical sections. I would not recommended this trail for a beginner or someone who doesn't like rocks. Also the trail stay consistent throughout the year (does not wash out) and is well maintained. Be cautious of and respectful of hikers and horse riders.

Recommended Route:
I prefer to start the trail from the catholic church on Yaqui (the road that runs parallel of Ramsey Canyon Rd just to the North). You add approx 2 miles of easy singletrack that is a nice warmup to the more technical trail in the canyon itself.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Miller/Carr Canyon Perimeter trail



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