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Flux Canyon Trail

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

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Flux Canyon Mountain Bike Loop: Best Time to Ride: Spring, Summer & Fall Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult Best Bits: At 6000 feet there are great view of Santa Rita Mountains, Canelo Hills and Mt. Washington.
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Latitude
31.544162150519078
Longitude
-110.74682235717773
Trail Directions
The Route: Start from the Post Office in Patagonia and ride out Harshaw Road 6 miles to the end of the pavement then turn right. Go two miles to the Flux Canyon Rd. sign and turn right up the dirt hill. Climb this short but steep hill for about .75 of a mile until the trail slopes 4.5 miles to a gradual descent. Just after the old mine on the right there will be gradual 2.1 mile climb. At the top of the hill there is a view across the Patagonia valley to the Santa Rita Mountains. Prepare for a fast descent all the way to Rt. 82. Turn right on Rt. 82 and ride 2.7 miles back to Patagonia.
Trail Length
19 Miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Patagonia
Zip/Postal Code
85624
Country
USA
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Review Date
August 31, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: dougvidak ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode this trail once- about this time last year (Aug/Sept). I fugure it's time for another trek down this trail. This trail offers all the styles you might want for a 2-3 hours ride- starts on pavement, transitions to fireroads, then off to rocky single track trails that wind their way through the Santa Rita Valley. Besides the vistas, one of the highlights is a "neat" inactive mine that sends you back to yesteryear, to a day when this area flourished- if only briefly- pulling ore from the Earth. Take plenty of fluids and enery bars, as well as all the stuff you might need "if" something goes wrong. You are never far from civilization and you will come across plenty of ranches and cattle lazing on the road, but once off the fire roads, you are on your own. Good downhills, though some tend to be very steep and rocky, especially at the end. Stay away until the seasonal rains have dimminished- the area roads do flood rapidly.

Recommended Route:
I'll let you know once I've done it more than once.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
See this site for other trails in the area. For road bikes, I don't recommend riding the stretch of Hwy 82 between Sonoita and Hwy 90- this is a high speed road with little (if any) shoulder. I often see road roders on this stretch, ignorantly enjoying the area wine country, taking their lives foolishly in their hands because they aren't smart enough to do a simple risk assessment. These are not local riders, but usually, out of area visitors- dumb, dumb, dumb!



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