Road cyclists get all the attention, don’t they? Tour de Tucson, Tour de France, Tour de Force. At least two of those are actual races! Don’t worry, though, Arizona’s got something for you off-roaders, too.
Check out Red Rock country in Sedona, where you can practically summit a boulder on your bike. Venture out on the Aerie Trail and enjoy a rugged single-track trek along hillsides and a dry creek bed. Not enough? Strap on your helmet and take a ride on the Arizona Trail near Flagstaff. Skirting the towering summit of Humphreys Peak, the tallest point in the state at 12,637 feet, this trail darts through ponderosa pine copses, aspen groves, and open meadows. Still looking for more? Man, you’re hard to please, so it’s a good thing Arizona has a lot to offer! Starr Pass Trail, just outside Tucson, is sure both to excite and amaze even the most experienced of off-road cyclists. A challenging, winding single-track trail nestled in Tucson Mountain Park, it’ll be just you and the saguaros up here. Pack an extra tube. Trust me, you’ll need it.