November 1, 2005
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Once a week
Reviewed by: SANDTOAD
Cross Country Rider
Not technical, can be fun with speed. Couple of rock gardens, plenty of sand (go figure), a good climb, and a nice (fast) downhill section. The only reason I gave it a 3 on technical, was cause there are a couple rock gardens that will shake your back teeth out. It's been a really good trainer for me, as it's in my back yard.
Park in strip mall just off I-8 as above, then head east on the south frontage road. keep going east off pavement till past the Border Patrol station. Bear to the left, and stick with the well-worn jeep trail (all others seem to disappear)climb up the back side of the roller-hills. You can descend there, or if you look off to the east, there is a foot trail going up into the mountains (Quite technical - hard to walk on, spooky ledges).
My favorite descent is to stay right on all forks, then pedal hard at the end, you can jump into, and out of the wash if you carry enough speed - YEAH Baby!
Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sugarloaf north of solid waste dump.
Do some exploring on north Gilas.
Bary Goldwater can be ridden with a pass from MCAS.
Anyone building more trails/maintaining trails around Yuma email me at email@example.com, I'd really like to open up some options in the area.