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Six Shooters

Average Rating:    (4.57 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

Trail works well as a shuttle. Otherwise it's a 14 mile dirt road w/ 3,500 elevation gain to top. Trail starts off as winding singletrack, includes a short hill climb, then lots of rocks gardens. Singletrack lasts about 8.5 miles, then rest is a dirt/paved road back to Forest Service station in Globe.
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Latitude
33.394167
Longitude
-110.785833
Trail Directions
Follow signs to Pinal Peak/Mtn. Turn left on Fernell. Continue on road until you see a sign marked Trail 197. This is the trailhead for Six Shooters. Park vehicle. Trail is on far right of parking area. Visit Forest Service in Globe, Arizona for directions.
Trail Length
11 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Globe
   


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Review Date
December 3, 2013

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: Gawdodirt ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I heard about this trail for a while, but never took the timem to check it out. Finally did a recon. It is more logistical than I thought, but really worth the effort. Only consider this as a shuttle, with multiple vehicles, or if you have a driver for the shuttle vehicle.
The trail has a lot of everything to offer. Long, fast flow sections and rock gardens, and gravel. Uphills were no big deal. All of this is descending through several altitude zones , each offering a different level of vegetation. We went n October and caught the leaves changing and 50 deg. weather at the top. As perfect as you could hope for. Being from the Valley anyhow. 2.5 hours from the East Valley to the top; about 2 hours to go down, then an hour to retrieve your shuttle.

Recommended Route:
Get a good topo map and follow that as I could not give good directions in the time I have here. Off of Kellner Cnyn. Road ajust North of the only cattle guard, turn West. 12 miles of rough forestservice road. Enjoy the view.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There are several other trails of this type. Icehouse Canyon. Kellner Canyon might be a good ride, not sure.



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Review Date
November 8, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: gotdurt ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Wow, I lived in the valley for 3 years and never knew about this trail system... I feel gyped. I stumbled across this trail online a day before a buddy and I drove in from Texas to primarily ride at South Mountain in Phoenix. We planned to camp on the mountain near Globe on our way in anyway, so when we got there, we rented a pick-up from the local Enterprise to shuttle Sixshooter. All I can say is wow... I had I known about this when I lived there, I'd have been out there every weekend during the summer! As good as Flagstaff, but 1/2 the distance from Phx. Nearly all down-hill through aspen (Who knew there were aspen stands this close to Phoenix?), pine, oak, etc with one small climb, ending in Globe's high desert. There are a few fairly technical sections to keep you on your toes, but mostly fast singletrack. This is one of the best kept secrets in AZ.

Recommended Route:
Things to note:
1) While the Kellner and Icehouse trailheads are well marked, the actual Sixshooter trail head is misleading; there is a sign on FR651 pointing to the left, but nothing can be found (we looked everywhere in the vicinity)... we then drove up the road a little further and came to the 197 trail crossing. Note that at this point, it's a continuation of another trail to the right; the name/number escapes me, but for a little extra length, you can follow 651 around the loop to catch this trail further up the mountain.
2) For a little more length, continue past the CCC (if you aren't careful, you'll miss it anyway, as it wasn't signed that I could see, which is why we both missed it. Looking back though, I know where it was) for a couple more miles of fun. This ends on a dirt road at a private property gate, from where you'll have to ride back to the CCC on dirt roads.
3) We went in early Nov, which I highly recommend for temps and color.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The Topo on Kellner looks entertaining, Icehouse looks fast. Can't wait to get back to try the others.



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Review Date
June 6, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: clockwork ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Man these reviews are old. Sixshooter is only at the most 5.5 miles from the top of the mountain to icehouse CCC. Where it ends offically. This is a well maintained trail with a few climbs along the way.

Recommended Route:
Sixshooter trailhead to the forest service road then ride down forest road to CCC. The portion across the forest road to CCC is not worth the effort.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Icehouse, Kellner canyon, toll road, telephone



Comments
binarywheeler (02/28/2012)
Hey clockwork, I have a buddy who's new to the sport and wants to do some riding in the Globe area. I see that you ride Six Shooter monthly and assume you know the trails out there pretty well. Would you have any trail recommendations for us? I'm on a 9r hardtail and he's on an entry level standard hardtail, if that helps.
Thanks.
clockwork (02/28/2012)
As of 2/28/2012 there is still snow covering all the main trails. Snow usually melts off enough to ride mid march onward thru late season. You can't go wrong with sixshooter or kellner both are tamer than say icehouse or pioneer pass(aka squaw springs) however they can also bite you pretty good. Just take it easy and enjoy the pines. All of these trails are mainly done as shuttles but many have pedaled/HAB their way up sixshooter and returned the way they came. Be prepared as these trails don't see alot of use so its possible to go the whole day not seeing another soul let alone a biker.
binarywheeler (02/29/2012)
Awesome, thanks for the info!
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Review Date
June 16, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: rkonindustry ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I would rather shuttle this one and get in 2 runs instead of wasting all that time climbing. Either way you do it, you'll be pass out tired by the end of the day. The greatest part of this trail is you're going to get in several different terrains by the end. Starts out with water bars (look out for the barb wire fence they added about 100yds down the trail), then gets to fast, flowy singletrack with major exposure. Then it gets rocky and you get to do some sweet drops(small). Check it out it's worth it.

Recommended Route:
see above

Other recommended trails in the same area:
kellner



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Review Date
August 3, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Frog Werks ,  Cross Country Rider , from Mesa

Summary:
Every few Mnts. we ride this as a way to get out of the heat or just mix it up with out driving for hrs. It's so worth the trip. The single track is great; the faster you go the smoother it gets. Don't let the downed trees or the off camber get you.

Recommended Route:
Climb the 17 miles of fire rd. (ugh)! and fly down the single track. (woo hoo)! Bring sqishy with disc and both types of plastic. (your likely to break a thing or 2).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Can't say YET.



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