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Sugarloaf Peak Laguna Mtns

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

There are dirt roads that basically follow the power lines to the north, then loop around east then south once you pass Sugarloaf Peak. Lots of fairly short, steep, loose climbs and descents with some sand and gravel in the wash bottoms. Also many little trails that are almost singletrack composed of "desert pavement" - watch out for cactus! If you keep going south and east on the ridge road you'll end up with a hairy downhill into a gravel pit; follow the canal road back to where you parked.
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Latitude
32.75811842979854
Longitude
-114.49607849121094
Trail Directions
From I-8, take Araby Road exit (#7) and go north to the T-intersection at Highway 95. Turn right on 95 then immediately left on Laguna Dam Road (between Chevron and Circle K). Drive north about 4 miles (cross Gila River and a canal) then turn right at the sign for the "Solid Waste Transfer Station." Follow this road east and park where the pavement ends at the canal bridge and gravel pit.
Trail Length
20 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Yuma
   


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Review Date
January 22, 2014

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: KirkAstroth ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This place is great. Rode it twice this past weekend--first the southern trails around the Moab and Dos Equis trails, and then the central trails of Ryan, Front Yard and Backyard. Great cruises and variation. It is not that steep to ride. Also great vistas. This is a must-do ride if you are in the Yuma area. No maps, but explore and keep the canal to your west and you will never get lost.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Red Cloud Mine, Kofa Mountain roads--particularly the ones off Castle Dome Road.



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Review Date
September 23, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: eastcoastchris ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Just moved to Yuma, this is a great trail. Lots of endurance is needed but it is well worth it on the downhill portions. Lots of loose rocks on the trail and can be somewhat technical at times. This trail is a great workout and it will be a regular ride for me.



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Review Date
October 29, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: SANDTOAD ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Be ready to climb. I did not know where to enter this trail, so I scouted around and found a strip of single track north west of the tire disposal yard about a half mile up the canal road. I think I started the trail backwards. ALOT of elevation changes. there wasn't a flat spot anywhere. If your out of shape (like me), or pretty new to mtb/climbing, stay on the loop to the southeast. Don't get me wrong, it's fun! Probably the most technical riding in the Yuma area. Just don't bite off more than you can chew. Before I knew it I was on 7 miles and severely bonked. Take water, extra fuel, and rest often.

Recommended Route:
Not sure yet. Just go prepared and you'll be fine.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
jeep trails in the S/N Lagunas near the 8. Get a pass and cruise into Barry Goldwater Range.



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Review Date
December 30, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Bret ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I was dubiuos of this ride, I didn't think I would find much in Yuma. I was wrong. My Christmas Day ride was great. I am a fairly strong rider and after 3 hours of riding in the area I was beat. I rode 20+ miles with 90% of it on single track. Not too much technical, but if you keep the pace moving it is a great ride.

Recommended Route:
I rode South out of the first gravel pit and did a loop that brought me back to the parking area.



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Review Date
April 12, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Cory , from Yuma, AZ

Summary:
This is some tight twitchy single track with a few extended climbs. A great trail for intermidiate to advanced riders looking for a good endurance workout. Shorter loops are there for beginners. There are two short tough climbs, one of them is a bit hard to find off on a new trail. Take some water and plan on spending the day here. There are new trails popping up all the time. This could prove to be a great race course and easily one the most extreme in AZ.

Recommended Route:
South out towards the gravel pit, then start working north to find the best single track. There are new trails being built all the time, so take some water and refrence Sugar Loaf Mtn, and ride all day. There is 20-25 miles of good trail (85% single track).



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