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Moto (upper & lower)

Average Rating:    (3.25 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

COMING SOON: another scraped-safe woodland path near you: introducing the NEW, SAFE, AND soon-to-be LEGAL moto trail. moto's been a not-so-secret secret trail for years, but everyone who's ridden around flag for any length of time knows the moto trail well. named for the means used by the folks who originally set it in, moto's found itself (due to a recent gps survey of the area and the presence of spotted owl nesting sites) on the usfs' most-wanted list and both sections (upper and lower) stand to be improved (lower) and or partially eradicated (upper) this summer by the local federally-funded crew of trail re-engineers. lower moto was a great singletrack. upper moto a one-of-a-kind joy.
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Latitude
35.253189183780854
Longitude
-111.65748596191406
Trail Directions
from the bottom (lower moto) head west off shultz creek up the portal to the trail behind the tuning-fork gate. from the top (upper moto), take the south fork heading downward off the midpoint of the west orion springs trail.
Trail Length
maybe 4 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Flagstaff
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
January 9, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: dylan_baxter ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail needs a helpful review.
Moto is NOT a downhill trail. Moto is also NOT littered with "big drops, jumps".
Lower Moto is a nice ascent into the upper Fort Valley area. Clean singletrack runs up a gulch and to an open fire control area with some tight twisties thrown in for good measure, then just a bit further up to the gas line. From there, access Upper Moto or an assortment of other trails, including social and secret trails.
Upper Moto is way more technical and provides the rider with opportunities to practice ride-up's, hops, pivots and crashes. YAY!

Recommended Route:
Downhillers should get back in their car and drive to the top of another trail. Cross-country riders should start following Shultz at the trailhead and take the fork to the Fort Valley system as is clearly documented in Cosmic Ray's guide. You cant miss this. Find Moto on Fort Valley trail. There are a few trails leading North toward the peaks. If you haven't found Moto yet, just keep bearing North on Fort Valley. Up is good.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hotshot, Secret, Dogfood, many many more.



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Review Date
October 26, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jm. ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Dissapointing. After riding "other" trails in this area, I was expecting moto to have big drops, jumps, and fun fast stuff.

The upper part is lava flows. Quite bumpy, but not much apart from that. Not very interesting.

The bottom part is relatively flat, wide, single track. Even more boring than the top.

Recommended Route:
Other trails on the North West side of Schultz Pass Road, I've been on a couple that were much better than moto.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Most of em.



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Review Date
October 16, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jm. ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Pretty lame. I was expecting something a lot more exciting, instead it's just riding through some lava-flows on the upper trail, and very flat smooth singletrack on the lower part.

Recommended Route:
There are some other good trails in this same area (northwest side of shultz road), this is not one of them though.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Don't know the names...plenty of stuff on Shultz/Elden.



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Review Date
September 4, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Summary:
the trail is tight steep and loose

Recommended Route:
UP schultz then down the motos



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